By Alexandra Gamez
Easter Sundays are a big deal for many Catholics. I can remember my mother fixing my younger sister and I up in matching red corduroy dresses. We were two and four and dressed alike for most of our toddlerhood. Many asked if we were twins. We gathered for [...]
By Lori Bitter
Memories of Gram
My grandmother died in January 2012 at the age of 98. I had the privilege of writing her obituary. As I finished it, I was struck by how little it said about her force in my life. We had an unusual bond. I came to live with my [...]
“I cut my hair,” my 4 year old granddaughter announced, bouncing out of the bathroom. “I did it all by myself!” That was obvious! But, she seemed very happy with her new hairstyle. Reality hit when she went back to take another look in the mirror. She starred at herself and yelled, “I LOOK HORRIBLE!!!”
I carried my 3 year old son into the bank and walked up to the teller. ”Hello”, she said to us. Shyly, my son put his head down on my shoulder. The bank teller and I chatted as I finished my banking business. Leaving her window, my son commented, “I don’t like her.”
Wasn’t it only yesterday that you were one of the new kids on the block? Back in the days of console TVs, 78 rpm records, 8 mm movie cameras and those great big rotary-dial telephones.
That’s when newborns rode home from the hospital cradled in Mommy’s arms, and Daddy captured those first [...]
What If… you could win a copy of the newest Record-A-Story Book? Well, you could! Just enter GRAND’s giveaway and you might be one of the lucky readers who’ll win a copy of this heartwarming story. When you read Frank Boylan’s book If to a far-away grandchild, you’ll make the miles disappear every time the [...]
I awoke on Sunday, March 23, 2009, to a glorious Easter morning. The morning was filled with all of the usual things. It was church, Sunday school, then home to prepare an Easter dinner casserole.
As I was preparing the casserole for a family celebration, an excruciating pain entered my head. I leaned against the [...]