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Grandfathers

Yagana Shah

Being A Grandparent: Expectation Vs. Reality

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty

You've pestered your kids for years about when they'll finally get their act together and start a family so you can have some adorable grandkids to pl...

4 Valuable Life Skills Only A Grandpa Can Teach

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Chris Pummer | Posted 07.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Just as memories of grandmothers revolve around their hugs and affection, recollections of grandpas often center on s...

How My Granddad's Disease Makes My Heart Stronger

Laura McCarter | Posted 07.27.2014 | Teen
Laura McCarter

In my mind I compare it to people walking through a forest as the sky gets dark: they just need a flashlight to help find their path. In my mind that is what my family members and I are doing; we're flashlights guiding my granddad through everyday tasks.

Can Jeb Bush Be a Grandfather and President?

Charles Clymer | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Charles Clymer

This is science, people, and since Florida was ranked 44th in high school graduation rates when Jeb Bush left office as governor in 2008, it's not hard to see why he doesn't understand this very simple concept.

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.

What I Would Do If I Could Rewrite My Family's History

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 06.12.2014 | Fifty
John Duffy, Psy.D.

Today is my father's birthday. He would have turned 84 years old today, had he survived beyond the way-too-impossibly-young age of 68. Though it's closing in on two decades since I last shared my day with him, road-tripped with him, or swam with him out to that little sand bar in the Gulf of Mexico, I can still hear his voice.

Yagana Shah

The 15 Best Texts Grandparents Ever Sent

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty

First comes the Facebook request, and then come texts, as far as grandparents are concerned. If you haven't noticed already, older people are becoming...

Top 10 Reasons I Love Dating Grandfathers

Laura Wellington | Posted 04.03.2014 | Fifty
Laura Wellington

I've found myself ready to embark upon the rest of my journey with someone special and with that, has come a few new revelations about myself I would have never expected if asked prior to today, including the fact that I'm 'good' with dating 'grandfathers.'

Going Granny: Embracing My Inner Grandparent

Debra Carpenter | Posted 03.01.2014 | Parents
Debra Carpenter

They get to do fun activities with their children's adorable offspring and then drop them off at home for all the boring, unpleasant stuff like vaccinations and bedtime.

WATCH: Breakdancing Waterskiing Grandpa Rocks Out

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.22.2013 | Weird News

While you may not be familiar with the name Michael Temby yet, chances are that you will be by the time you finish watching this video from GoPro. ...

Is This The World's Oldest Instagrammer?

Posted 10.14.2013 | Fifty

Rex Redstone's Instagram photos are so cool they don't even need a filter. The 85-year-old grandfather is reportedly the oldest Instagram user in the ...

Grandpa's Pearls Of Wisdom

Posted 10.30.2013 | Comedy

Remember when Mr. Forthright told us how to quit smoking? Well, now he's back to let us in on another little secret -- how to pass a drug test. Pr...

I'm Still Your Grandma

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Claire N. Barnes, MA

I am putting time and energy during my retirement into soliciting input from grandparents all over the world offering a platform for them to express how they are managing the intergenerational difficulties imposed upon their grandchildren by parental separation.

8 Great Ways To Surprise Your Grandkids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com | Bethany Kandel | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Guess Who! Every child loves a surprise, especially one that's filled with their grandparents' love. When they le...

8 Things You Should Never Say To A Grandparent

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | SALLY STITCH | Posted 06.14.2013 | Fifty

Adults Say the Darndest Things Sometimes grandkids can say something inappropriate—about your age or jiggly arms, and we’ve all come to expect ...

A Grandfather's Gift Goes Beyond Words

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 07.18.2013 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

Bill starting writing stories for his granddaughter when he realized she was having trouble pronouncing certain letters, and he turned them into a book, Stories for Amanda.

LOOK: Grandfather And Grandson Live Parallel Lives 60 Years Apart

Posted 05.06.2013 | Fifty

Grandparents can be great role models for their grandchildren. And a grandson on Reddit is showing the Internet just how much he's followed in his gra...

WATCH: Overly Honest Grandfather Tells It Like It Is

Posted 03.19.2013 | Fifty

Some people say a perk of getting older is being able to tell it like it is to whomever is within earshot. Oscar Mayer took that concept and ran wi...

Is Human Longevity Due to Grandmothers or Older Fathers?

Rob Brooks | Posted 12.31.2012 | Science
Rob Brooks

Why do humans tend to live such a long time? Our closest relatives, the chimpanzees, can last into their mid-forties in the wild. Yet somewhere in the last six million years, human lifespans have lengthened dramatically, so that living into our seventies is no big surprise.

Why Grandfathers' Stories Can Change The World

William C. Gould | Posted 11.08.2012 | Fifty
William C. Gould

Underneath those gray hairs, tucked in the corners of his mind, are more memories than any computer can hold. There you can find the lessons of a lifetime and the values that carried him through life.

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.

Happy Father's Day To My Kids' Granddad (AKA Donald Duck?)

Liz Wallace | Posted 08.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Liz Wallace

As Father's Day approaches, I can't help but find myself thinking about the fathers in my life (I have one father, one stepfather, one father-in-law, and maybe one ex-stepfather out there somewhere), and the fact that my children, as the products of a lesbian family, don't have a dad.

Fathers and Daughters -- and Moms: Is There Room for Everyone?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.21.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Can a mom truly encourage a daughter to be close to her father without comparing her daughter's experience to her own?

My Tribute to My Grandfather Is My Writing, Which Was His Gift to Me

Patrice Bendig | Posted 07.08.2012 | Women
Patrice Bendig

Instead of stressing about last minute present preparation like I do for most loved ones birthdays, I'm reflecting on my grandfather's life and his continuous influence on it.

Celebrity Grandparents Who Don't Look Like Grandparents

Huff/Post50 | Posted 09.14.2012 | Fifty

When we hear the word "granny," we can't help thinking of Irene Ryan in "The Beverly Hillbillies," or the Looney Tunes character who co-stars with Twe...