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Grandmother's Ornaments

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 03.07.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

After all the festivities and hullabaloo are over, packing the decorations is a bittersweet experience best fortified with a glass of Cabernet, a plate of leftover fudge and one last round of nostalgic Christmas music.

My First Gift to My First Born Grandson

Honey Good | Posted 03.01.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

My first grandchild, Rob, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii (where my children were raised) 26 years ago. My most significant gift, to this day, was giving him his Hebrew name, a name "he will carry all the days of his life."

Why My 60s Are The Best Decade Of My Life

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.26.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

According to a recent TODAY survey of 1,500 adults, the 60s can be a positive time of life. Of the participants in the study in their 60s, 72 percent said they felt younger than their age. A majority of the respondents said their journey so far was better than they expected. The key factors to happiness after 60 include personal health and adequate finances.

Did the Shepherds Laugh?

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.25.2015 | Good News
Elaine Ambrose

As the family gathered to feast and celebrate this Christmas, my 7-year-old granddaughter carefully moved every animal and character until she was satisfied with the scene. Then she asked a serious question."Did the shepherds laugh?"

Yagana Shah

6 Snapshots That Summed Up Middle Age In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.25.2014 | Fifty

It's been an incredible year, 2014, or as we like to call it here at Huff/Post50, "The Year of the Boomer." Every day we get to write and share inspir...

Fa La La La La...

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.24.2015 | Comedy
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Baby, I'm Yours

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.11.2015 | Comedy
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Hair, There, Everywhere

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.10.2015 | Comedy
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Heartbreaker

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.09.2015 | Comedy
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...See How They Run

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.04.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Lost ... and Found?

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.03.2015 | Comedy
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That's a Good Question!

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.02.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Recipe for Pecan Pie And Keeping It Real

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

This Thanksgiving season, I'm grateful that my family came together to share laughter, hugs and good food. We continued important traditions for our children and their children, and we ended the festivities with pecan pie and whipped cream.

8 Tricks Every Good Grandparent Should Know

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Elizabeth Semrai | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Kids expect a lot from their grandparents — love, snacks, and undivided attention, for starters, but so much more, ...

5 (New) Reasons Why Mitt Romney Should Enter the 2016 Race

David Bradford | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
David Bradford

Whether or not you voted for Romney in 2012 (and even whether you like Mitt personally or not), I believe he would make a remarkable president. As...

Yagana Shah

9 Signs You're Winning At The Grandparenting Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty

There are few joys as great as being a grandparent. From spoiling your grandkids to staying up-to-date on everything that's new and cool, you get to d...

Family & Food: No Do-Overs This Time

Wendy Gaynor | Posted 12.31.2014 | Women
Wendy Gaynor

This ending is different, though, different than all the other years. My older daughter Ruby's 70-year-old mother-in-law Alice, a woman I consider a dear friend, was diagnosed with metastasized lung cancer a few short months ago.

I Hear Ringing, But...

Marcia Liss | Posted 12.30.2014 | Comedy
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My Phantom Daughter-in-Law

Amy Barr | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Amy Barr

The transition from full time advisor to mind-your-own-beeswax bystander feels pretty jarring. After all, the role of daughter-in-law is a big position that someone will ultimately play in our lives.

10 Of The Best Movies About Grandparents And Grandkids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 10.10.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com From Parenthood to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, these funny and poignant films capture the special bond betwe...

Why Do You Think So Many Atheists Seem So Evangelistic?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Why do you think so many atheists seem so evangelistic? They even sometimes speak of their moment of "de-conversion" as a flip-side to the so-called born again experience. If life teaches us anything it's that certainty is overrated.

...New Again?

Marcia Liss | Posted 11.26.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Being Open to Magic

Sue Shanahan | Posted 11.24.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

Magic is everywhere. Like in my painting it's right outside your window looking in, frequently unnoticed. It's not that we don't believe that anything is possible. Often we are blind to miracles because we have tunnel vision.

Time Marches On

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In preparation for one of our high school reunion many years after graduation, the chairperson of our reunion suggested that each of us write about the best time of our lives. I gave this careful thought and simply wrote: "The present is the best time of my life."

Who Needs January 1? Fall's the Time for New Beginnings

Dianne Harman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

Fall -- it's filled with endless possibilities. Losing the weight to fit into that great dress for Christmas, cleaning out computer files, planting fall flowers, not to mention vegetables -- everything's a possibility.