Help Wanted! BY CRISTINA FERRARI-LOGAN It’s 5:00 a.m. on Sunday and the phone is ringing.  Reaching blindly across the nightstand, I manage to knock over half a glass of pomegranate

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By Kathy O’Rourke My husband and I are recently retired.  Over the past few years we have spent quite a bit of time babysitting our “grands” for overnights of varying

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By Richard J. Anthony, Sr. September 11 is my birthday.  Until September 11, 2001, it had been a non-event.  Nothing special.  Business as usual topped off by an expensive dinner

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By Grandpa Bob Niles “Grandpa your fingers are so cold” squeals his two year old granddaughter. “Hang on tight! I don’t want to let you go.” He laughed, as she

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  By Linda Robertson, AKA, Grammy I knew my daughter was pregnant before she told me in person on Thanksgiving, 2006. In recent weeks, we had shared numerous phone calls

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How I Taught My Grandkids the Fine Art of Gift-Giving  |  By Polly Tafrate   For years, Christmas morning was always the same: my grandchildren’s frenzied opening of their presents,

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National Survey Reveals Grandparents Don’t Want the Day to Go Unnoticed (Editor’s Note:  Our friends at Orchard Brands just did a survey about National Grandparents Day that we were sure

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As a 21st century grandma, you’re nothing like your own grandmas, who probably smelled of lavender and Ivory soap and kept a cloth handkerchief tucked up their sleeve. They darned

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  A Grandmother’s Adventure: Isis, Kirk, Spock and Me As I walked to the steps and began to go up, I paused. I was not sure what to expect. Hopefully

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By Teri Harrison, It was 1989 and my mother had just become a grandmother. She was so excited, delighted and over the moon, I made the offhand comment she should

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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

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GRAND MEMORIES AND MOMENTS By Alice Muschany   “It’s the things you learn after you know it all that count.” — John Wooden   Our grown kids threw a party when

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Grandchildren are the icing on the cake any time of the year, but they provide that extra special zing during the holidays. They make the turkey a little juicier, the

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By:  Charlie Palmer  AKA – Paw Paw As I’ve aged, I’ve become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I’ve become my own friend. I have seen too many

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By Susan M. Tiberghien In my mother’s recipe box is a well-fingered card spattered with sugar and love. It is titled “Gaga’s Christmas Stollen.” Gaga was my mother’s mother. At

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By:  Karla Sullivan My grandfather’s whitewashed farmhouse was located in small town, central Illinois framed by an ever-changing horizon and guarded by cornstalks.  Each had grown tall with gangling arms,

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Now that your grandchildren are back in school—much to the rejoicing of their parents—it’s time to ponder everything you soaked up this summer under the kids’ expert tutelage. Like how

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By Jack Levine Sunday, September 9th is Grandparents Day, specifically dedicated to give well-deserved honor to that stage of life when perspective is so valuable because of the treasury of

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By:  Karla Sullivan I was shocked as I slowly pulled in front… only bits and pieces of the house could be seen. Not even a front or side door was

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Flower children. Deadheads. Yuppies. Grandparents? Like students bewildered by the SAT question that asks which word doesn’t belong in the list, we keep wondering how grandparent crept onto our résumé. As

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