The following are some selections from our readers.  Hope you enjoy! If you have a brief story to share, please send to editor@grandmagazine.com. Hello!  Happy New Year! BY DONNA MALLARD

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Reflections of a grandpa standing in for mom BY TOM WATKINS It is not like I totally forgot how difficult it was to spend nonstop hours, day in and day

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If It Weren’t For My Mom… BY BARBARA BARASH SIMMONS Hurricane Katrina was destroying New Orleans at the same moment my first grandchild took his first breath. I had vacillated

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Joan Rivers died Thursday, a week after going into cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure in Manhattan, the comedian’s daughter said in a statement. “It is with great sadness

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By Karla Sullivan She was assisting her mother with the stairs in her home. While descending together, her Mom froze, cried out and frightfully stared at the last stair. Her

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