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The Moment I Captured My Father No Longer Holding His Breath

The Quiet Revolution | Jennifer Mattern | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

My father—from whom I have inherited all my introvert DNA—is visiting me and my two daughters. He lives in Philadelphia; we live in western Massac...

A Starving Farmer: The Story of a WWII Survivor

Aubrie Przybysz | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Aubrie Przybysz

Joseph Przybysz, my grandfather, never dreamed of coming to America. When he was a young boy in Poland, years before the German occupation, he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his parents.

The Royal Treatment

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.21.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since the birth of the little princess, people around the world have been abuzz with excitement. I refer, of course, to my granddaughter, Chloe. Peo...

The Light and Wonder: A Tribute to Mark Sternlicht

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 07.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

I discovered yesterday that Mark was the inventor of the portable flashlight; a tool to illuminate the darkness. In my mind, as we have heard today fr...

What We Can Learn From 3-Year-Olds

David Sable | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents
David Sable

Here is the thing; don't bet against a bunch of people, of all ages, getting together and just having a real good time without anything more than themselves.

Why Being A Grandparent Is The Scariest Job Of All

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Lisa Carpenter | Posted 06.10.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com From the moment I learned my husband and I would be parents up until those three little ones we eventually birthed le...

6 Lessons My Adventurous Grandpa Taught Me About Life

Emily Holland | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Holland

His life experiences and adventures have made him into an inspiring grandfather with plenty of wisdom to share, even if he is quick to disagree. Every time we have a conversation I end up learning something new about his life, which ultimately shifts my perception of my own.

The Importance of Being Grandad

Beth Whitley | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Hannah makes her almost-80-year-old grandad a child again, he makes her light up, they make each other laugh and sparkle.

'What's in a Name? Ask Poppie'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.27.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I have been called many things in my life, not all of them repeatable in polite company, which I am seldom in anyway. But the one I love to hear repeated is Poppie, which is what I am called by my 2-year-old granddaughter, Chloe.

'Chloe and Poppie Go to the White House'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since becoming a grandfather two years ago, I've really been on a roll. But nothing could top taking my granddaughter, Chloe, to Washington, D.C., for the White House Easter Egg Roll.

Remembering With a Name

Leslie Contreras Schwartz | Posted 06.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Leslie Contreras Schwartz

My newborn son's name is Carlos, after my late grandfather. When my grandfather began losing his memory, he collected scraps of paper he saw on the st...

Terminally Ill Grandfather Drove For Uber To Support Daughter And Grandchildren

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty

When 69-year-old Kenneth Broskey was told he had only a short time left to live, instead of going into hospice care as the doctors suggested, he just ...

Dear Superman: To My Daddy on His Birthday

Alison Chrun | Posted 06.13.2015 | Parents
Alison Chrun

Your grandson told me recently that he picked me to be his mom before he was born. That boy has more wisdom and truth in his heart than any child I've ever met

Mom's the Word for Kitty

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.01.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the risk of starting a scandal involving promiscuous sex and teenage pregnancy, I have been living in a cathouse for almost two decades. And the madam of the establishment was the mother of nine children.

Slowing Down to Listen

Cassidy Hall | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion
Cassidy Hall

I only knew Bill for about 2 years and the culmination of his kindness, generosity, openness, and love, accounted for a lifetime with a surrogate grandfather.

My Grandfather Taught Me About Perseverance By Shucking Oysters

Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.16.2015 | Fifty
Carly Schwartz

My grandfather has accomplished enough in his 86 years for 86 more lifetimes, and he's done it all with a relentless sense of humor and a fierce loyalty to our family. So my relatives and I decided to put together a book about his legacy and our experiences being a part of it.

Age Can't Dim His Blue Eyes

Dan Szczesny | Posted 01.24.2015 | Fifty
Dan Szczesny

Last spring, I froze when I got the simple text from my sister, "Dad had stroke, on way to hospital." As a reporter, you're taught to distill information, to base your coverage decisions on what's important, what's real and how fast the information is coming.

How Hiking to the Bridge to Nowhere Connected Me to My Late Grandfather

Ko Im | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

"It was my life - like all lives, mysterious and irrevocable and sacred. So very close, so very present, so very belonging to me. How wild it was, to ...

Matt Lauer Is My Hero By Not Shaving

Jack Anderson | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

Here comes Mr. Lauer back into my life again, this time fighting the good fight against cancer for guys everywhere. So, fellas, let's all follow Matt's lead and sprout facial hair of our own this month, and send in your hard earned dollars to fight for our own male cancer cause.

How Do You Say Goodbye When He Doesn't Believe He's Dying?

Sharon Zuckerwar | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Sharon Zuckerwar

Their Pop is the one they saw last month, the last time they saw him. The Pop that was not feeling well that day. The Pop that slept most of the day, but still managed to get up and spend some time with them.

20 Things I Want My Grandson To Know If I'm Not Here To Tell Him

John M. Simmons | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
John M. Simmons

"Ya can't learn nuthin' with yer mouth open." My grandpa taught me that. I'm still trying to practice that wise piece of counsel. He also taught me that there's always a job diggin' ditches and that I "ain't above it." Neither are you.

Lessons In Music And In Life From A Grandfather

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Paul was just the kind of grandfather a little girl wants. The goofy jokes, the songs sung to me, the big, strong paw of a hand gentle on my arm. When he and my grandmother retired to Florida, we would spend every vacation with them, and he would sit on the terrace for hours after dinner with a glass (or two, or more) of wine, looking out at the ocean.

Dementia Through The Eyes of a Child

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Flora Ross

In the beginning, the residents sitting around the room were withdrawn, as is typical. Some watched with interest, many with detachment, some not at all. But then an amazing thing happened.

Tips to Ensure a Smooth Summer Vacation

Dave Austin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Dave Austin

On average, Americans 50 and over spend 31 percent more on travel related items than younger travelers. With that kind of spending, travel needs to be as perfect as possible. There are a few things travelers can do to ensure a smooth trip is enjoyed by everyone in the travel party.

'Grandfather's Security System'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.30.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Now that our 1-year-old granddaughter, Chloe, is crawling around at record speed and has taken her first tentative steps, we have to repeat the process when she comes over to visit.