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Great Grandparents

Why Grand-Daddy Never Drank A Sip Of Alcohol

Julee Morrison | Posted 06.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Julee Morrison

We grew up listening to the stories my great-grandfather told. His name was Paul, but we all called him Grand-Daddy. He was a man of incredible charac...

Dear Family Whisperer: What's a No-Longer-Needed Great-Grandma To Do?

Melinda Blau | Posted 12.19.2016 | Parents
Melinda Blau

My husband and I kept our great-granddaughter 2 days a week for 3 years while her mom (our granddaughter) worked. We saw her mom maybe 5 or 6 times du...

Heaven Through a Child's Eyes

Pamela Boccia | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

My children have been blessed to know many of their great-grandparents. Such a blessing also means they have experienced the loss of five close relatives, with three passing away this year.

16 Beautiful Photos Show Why Great-Grandparents Are So Special

The Huffington Post | Damon Scheleur and Shelley Emling | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty

"We have been blessed to have our children meet and get to spend time with their great-grandparents," said Trista Larson, who shared a photo of her 80...

What I Learned Visiting My Kids' 95-Year-Old Great-Grandmother

Meredith Hale | Posted 01.19.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

After weeks of unremitting pain, a smile crossed her lips as she watched her great-grandson explore her home, a den of wonders tantalizing him with glass candy dishes and old shoes buried deep in Grandma's closet.

7 Skills Your Grandparents Had That You Don't

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.16.2014 | Fifty

The older generation may watch in wonder when pre-teens download apps, install wireless printers, and edit videos on iMovie with a few clicks of the m...

An Invisible Virtue of Great Grandparenthood

Frank A. Weil | Posted 10.05.2013 | Parents
Frank A. Weil

I have four children, all of whom, except for those normal moments of aberration, have been an endless joy from the beginning. Those four children h...

Papa's Gift of a More-Optimistic Future

Andrew S. Doctoroff | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Andrew S. Doctoroff

Papa is neither wealthy nor famous. I suspect his name has never appeared in a newspaper. Again and again, he climbs a flight of stairs to reach the humble second-story condominium in which he has lived for the last 40 years.

Grandma Needs Social-Networking Advice

Steve Kettmann | Posted 05.31.2011 | Technology
Steve Kettmann

My 80-year-old mom recently emailed me: "Think I won't write any more on Facebook... everyone thinks I am a stupid old grandma." What should we tell our elders about navigating the world of social media?