By Maryanne Curran
What’s in a name? As far as my grandmother was concerned, names didn’t mean much. Many different people called her many different names. But the one name that stuck the longest was “Flossie.” It was bestowed on her by one of her six sons-in-law. I’m not [...]
Grandma Has Wings is an adventure that begins while six little girls are visiting their Grandma. Each has a special name for her. “I call her Gram Cracker.” “I call her Granny.” “I call her Gram-Gram.” “I call her Nana, ‘cuz I can’t say my “M” sound!” “I call her Grandma.”
When the girls [...]
By: Michael Levin
The next-to-last time I saw Zig Ziglar, I was one of 17,000 in attendance at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, where he was speaking as part of a program of superstars, including Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Joe Montana. He was onstage accompanied by his daughter, Julie [...]
By Betty Cornelius, Founder of CanGrands
Would you like to help researchers learn more about your experiences as a custodial grandparent and earn a award?
If you answered YES!, you may be eligible to participate in a new research
study. CANGRANDS is in partnership with the National Institute for the
Care of the Elderly (NICE) [...]
By Richard J. Anthony, Sr.
Gerald (Jerry) S. Segal, Esq. is a husband, father, and grandfather. A prominent Philadelphia attorney. An influential civic leader. A generous philanthropist. An avid golfer. And an indomitable quadriplegic.
I first met Jerry in his downtown office overlooking Philadelphia’s Parisian look-alike, Ben Franklin Parkway, a broad swatch of greenery [...]
Jeanne Robertson is teaching her grandkids to see the funny side of life
For 49 years Jeanne Robertson has made her living as a professional speaker and humorist. Not a comedian, a humorist. As she explains, a comedian’s goal is to get you to laugh at anyone’s expense, but a humorist weaves a longer [...]