Intergeneration Travel Tradition BY DONNE DAVIS Intergenerational travel has been a longstanding tradition in my family. When I graduated high school, my maternal grandma Amelia and I rode Amtrak’s California

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Caregiving for my wife was the vow we took almost 65 years earlier. In sickness and in health Richard J. Anthony, Sr. A few years before my wife’s illness required

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What CBS Sunday Morning Has Taught Me BY PAT BURNS Launched in 1979, CBS Sunday Morning has been a part of my life. I was 31 years old at that

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A Grandmother –  Part Parent, Part Teacher, Part Friend! BY TERESA MARTIN When I was raising my children, my life was always a burst of activity. I had a full-time job,

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Grandmother Advice: Explain Less And More Empathize More BY KAREN L. RANCOURT, PH.D. A reader contacted me seeking advice: Dear Dr. Gramma Karen, I am six weeks from seeing my

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Becoming the Grandmother I Never Had  By Qin Sun Stubis Throughout my life, I always had a wish and a yearning: I wanted grandparents who could be close to me

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Good Morning Merry Sunshine BY AVERY MALIA GIESKER In my short sixteen years of living, tattoos have always intrigued me. How do people decide on the designs or words they

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Once again I’m feeling sentimental and pulling out Christmas cards from my grandmother’s collection to share with you.  The featured image card is from 1908 and the others are from

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The Granny Who Stands On Her Head BY ANN RICHARDSON Somewhere in the middle of my seventies, I realized that I liked being old. Now that I am 80, I

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By Wendy Schuman Quick survey: Who do you think is the most inspirational Kennedy? For me, the answer is Maria Shriver. She’s had a multitude of roles packed into the

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Here a Gnome, There a Gnome…Everywhere a Gnome Gnome BY PAT BURNS It began last year when one of my best friends gave me a lovable, soft gnome as a

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This Grandma Never Thought She’d Be Firing A Gun! BY KAREN L. RANCOURT A few weeks ago, there I was, a 78-year-old, politically-leaning-to-the-left grandmother, pointing a gun while yelling, “Down

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Grandkids Say The Darndest Things! BY BOB CAIRNS I don’t want to go total Art Linkletter GrandKids Say the Darndest Things, but now that I’m a grandparent and when one

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Social Distancing Provides New Ways to Learn BY BRENDA MAHLER Our granddaughters moved in with us at our cabin in the woods. The walls on their house were closing in

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Meryl Streep – So many films, so much time! BY WENDY SCHUMAN We’re having a Meryl Streep film festival at our house. Five films down, and around 70 to go!

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Project CONNECT – An Online Program for Caregiving Grandmothers and Their Teenage Grandchildren Kent State University and Arizona State University are conducting a nationwide study with grandfamilies that is funded

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My Dad – In Praise of Nonagenarians By Julie DiBene I was celebrating a birthday with my 91-year-old father recently and it struck me that as a society, we have

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How This Grandmom Spent Her Summer Vacation Rafting BY ROBERTA ALLEN This is a cautionary yet celebratory tale for older grandparents. Looking back, at forty-three, grandparenting seemed as effortless as

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An artful grandmother BY LINDA ROWELL-KELLEY As a Maine Island artist and grandparent, I consider my seven grandchildren, grand students of the arts.  Opportunity and inclination are important factors in

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BY BROOKE SMITH Dear Grandparents, Writing a book is such a fascinating process. One part, in particular, that’s so important is choosing the characters that will walk the reader through

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