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How My Grandfather Used Shellfish To Teach Me About Perseverance

Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.17.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | 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.

The Power of the Number 8 and Its Fate for My Family

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Not only is it incredibly clear to me that this baby was meant to be, now reflecting on her grandfather's life scare, it is even more apparent that she's here for a reason.

Yagana Shah

The Moment This Man Finds Out He's Going To Be A Grandpa Will Make You Tear Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.25.2014 | Fifty

Remember on "Full House" when Aunt Becky tries to cleverly tell Uncle Jesse she's having a baby by making a dinner with baby carrots, baby corn and ba...

Why I Freely Express Emotion in Front of My Child

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Flora Ross

When we got to my mom's, I could tell she was uneasy. I went to hug her and she pulled back. Hesitated. She knew if we embraced, the tears would come. She motioned toward my daughter and shook her head, indicating she didn't want her to see that.

Faithful Shopper: Turn Back Time

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.13.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Maybe it's because spring is finally occasionally in the air, or because Daylight Savings Time has kicked in, but right now time - and beautiful ways ...

A Tribute to My Hero

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Tarun Sakhrani

My real hero lived in my hometown, in India; my hero was closer to me, closer to my life and more real than reel.

"Princely Postcard"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.30.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It would not be classic British understatement to say that Prince Charles and I have a lot in common. For one thing, as my wife, Sue...

My Grandfather's Hajj

Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Yasmine Hafiz

The Hajj is almost complete, and pilgrims are taking their final steps of their spiritual journey to get closer to God. As this sacred time draws to a close, I am reminded of my grandfather Bashir Karamali's personal experience on this holy trip.

"Skate Expectations"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.01.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien, whose fantastic writings did not, for some reason, include a story about roller derby, I am the lor...

Torn Between Two Women

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 11.17.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

The grave they had dug was snuggled right next to the love of his life for certain, but the wrong one.

"How to Babysit a Grandpa"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.02.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Being a grandfather comes with many important responsibilities, such as making funny faces, engaging in baby talk and otherwise behav...

"Grumpy's Guide to Grandparenting"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.24.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Ever since my adorable little granddaughter was born in March, I thought I knew everything there was to know about being a grandfathe...

Grandparents: The Sacred Things I Carry

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 07.31.2013 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

My children feel more deeply for our parents than we can. They hold them high, unable to see flaws or strengths, history or potential. They just love them today. Our parents return the love with genuine freedom, without promise or regret, pressure or expectation

"Grandfather Knows Best"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.28.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Now that I am a grandfather, many people whose children have recently had children have asked for my brilliant advice on how to be a ...

Years After His Death, Discovering a Grandfather's Stories

Avital Andrews | Posted 03.15.2013 | Books
Avital Andrews

My grandfather's whimsical bravery, his way of endearing himself to everyone, his stubborn habit of making sure he could always offer a legitimate service, are now a part of me.

Learning to Value the Lives of Children

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 02.15.2013 | Parents
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

When your child marries and has a child of their own there is a certain feeling of accomplishment. You have inspired the next generation to create a new generation. Your example as a parent, though imperfect, was sufficient to motivate your child to choose life.