They Named A Hurricane After Her

Nana Ruled with the Force of a Storm

Facebook Group, Hurricane Memes 2020

Hurricane Nana slammed into Belize with 75 miles-per-hour winds on September 3, 2020. What? My Grandmother is a hurricane?

Sadly, the announcer mispronounced her name: She wasn’t “Nana” like banana as he said. She was “Nana” like mama.




Outstanding stories objectively and diligently selected by 40+ senior editors on ILLUMINATION

Recommended from Medium

An Outsider’s Perspective

There Is No Right Or Wrong Way To Parenting, Pick What Works For The Family

Dad, thanks for making America home

Don’t Be Embarrassed About Moving in With Your Parents

Angry Death Dreams from India: Please Help!

Why My Mother Doesn’t Need Any More Friends

Survivors’ Checklist: What to Do After Someone Dies

Writing a checklist in a notebook

Why Do I Say Thank You To Them?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
MaryJo Wagner, PhD

MaryJo Wagner, PhD

Non-fiction writing coach loves reading, writing, the Colorado mountains, J. S. Bach and Willa Cather. Get “9 Tips for Readable Writing” at

More from Medium

Oblivion #7 My mother was a trailblazer

Gas lights, glass houses, and safety

Losing another means losing ourselves

My Mom’s Mom: Navigating Caregiver Grief on Mother’s Day