No matter what you call her—your Mamaw, Grandma, Nana, Grammy, Mimi or Granny–she surely has the cure for what ails you. A home cooked meal. A big hug. And a good smack on the rear, if you get out of line.
If your mamaw is from the South, she’s likely full of folk remedies from the days when a book-learned doctor was so far away that the ill would be cured—or dead—by the time he arrived.