By Jack Levine
I’m sending this brief message of hope and a special wish for safety to our relatives and friends in all locations in the path of Hurricane Sandy.
May all of us find protection and safe-keeping from nature’s forces over the hours and days ahead. May the first responders, those taking care of [...]
By: John Quincy Adams, IV – Direct grandson descendent of our nations 2nd President, John Adams, and of our 6th President John Quincy Adams.
It almost seems a cliché these days to say “buy American,” but the truth is, it’s not easy. Finding products of US origin, or products fully assembled in the US, can [...]
By: Christine Crosby, Editorial Director, GRAND – The Digital Magazine for GRANDparents and Families
When I had to put down my 14 year-old Doberman a few years ago, I felt as though I had lost a child. I still get choked up when I think of him. We used to refer to him as my [...]
By: Jack Levine
Monday, May 28th is Memorial Day, our nation’s commemoration of the sacrifices made by those whose lives were on the line for the freedoms we hold sacred. Whether our veterans survived their military service, or were lost on the field of battle, our country owes each of them, and their families, a [...]
Before I had children, I knew exactly how to raise kids. I watched carefully as a family with 6 children, ages 1 to 13 sat quietly through an entire church service. Even the baby! Now there! THAT is how MY kids are going to behave, I decided. After all, I would have control over [...]
4 year old Jacob was not a fan of vegetables. That is putting it lightly. ‘Just try one bite’. That was my rule. Just one bite…that’s all you have to take. So, at supper-time, night after night, Jacob sat. Grandma coaxed. Finally, Jacob would try one bite….of broccoli, beans, peas, carrots, cauliflower and even [...]
Carolyn ran in the house, threw open the refrigerator and grabbed the gallon of milk. She was thirsty! Quickly she poured – what looked like – curdled milk into her glass. “Carolyn, wait!” her dad said. Too late! Carolyn had gulped down a big swallow. “Carolyn, I think that milk is spoiled. It looks chunky,” [...]