A “Memories of My Grandparents” special essay from a GRAND Magazine reader
By Kendahl Cruver
Kendahl Cruver’s grandmother
My mom used to take my sister and me to visit Grandma every Friday. Grandma would make us grilled cheese sandwiches with American cheese and let us run wild in the backyard. We’d sometimes go [...]
1. You can’t stop making wacky faces over the crib (even after your grandchild falls asleep).
2. Suddenly you associate “We Will Rock You” with a baby and a warm bottle.
3. You feel a little jealous when everybody says your grandchild looks like the other grandpa.
4. For the first time [...]
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Pop-Pop: A Grand for All Ages
By Amanda Koehler
My Pop-Pop called me this week. “So, my girlfriend is pregnant,” he said, sighing.” But I’m not the father!” That “girlfriend” he was talking about is Jersey Shore’s “Snooki.”
My Pop-Pop [...]
I saw him leave his parents’ side, a mischievous smile playing about his lips. Glancing back over his shoulder to see if his absence had been discovered, he quickly disappeared into the crowd. I followed. I adore little boys. I love their bright, inquisitive eyes, their fearlessness, their sense of adventure; their [...]
When my grandmother, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, arrived as a refugee in the United States in 1949, she brought little more with her than a few pocket photos and memories of her family and life in Poland before the war. She was a survivor of the Holocaust and she’d lost nearly everything she’d ever loved.
Remember the good old days before technology invaded nearly every part of your life?
Face-to-face conversations were a common occurrence, and nobody wore little buds in their ears. Back then the majority of drivers actually kept their eyes on the road, and there wasn’t some disembodied voice commanding you to take a [...]