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Grandparents

Grandkids Say the Darndest Things

Grandma—or “Mimi”—to seven grandchildren, Lorraine Stephens is always ready with a camera and notepad to record her grandkids’ funniest comments and observations. Here is...

A Grand Adventure

Jeanne Socrates isn’t your typical grandmother.On September 7, 2019, the 77 year-old retired mathematician sailed past Ogden Point and into Victoria’s Inner Harbour, completing...

Gone But Not Forgotten

Grandpa is dead.Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather was stolen from us by a sudden and unexpected illness. A twinge in April. A funeral...

Bridging the Generation Gap

“OK, boomer.”I suppose that I shouldn’t have been surprised when I overheard my 10-year-old granddaughter and her friends use the phrase recently as they...

Age Is Just a Number

One of the funniest recollections from my teaching days goes back to something a little Grade 1 boy named Christopher said to me. He...

Navigating ’Tweenland

I was working in my home office when I noticed that my 10-year-old granddaughter had slipped into the room and was standing there, a...

Hopscotch in the Dark

I recently read an article presenting the theory that grandparents who are raising grandchildren tend to live longer.I would dispute this. In the two...

Sometimes the Sky is Green

I’ve never really thought about my role as a grandfather. It’s been a sort of organic growth in approach and attitude without a whole...

My, What Big Expectations You Have, Grandma!

Another grandchild birthday approaching. I deliberate, flip-flop, buy the gift, experience buyer’s remorse, wrap tenderly, write the card (sealed with a lick ’cause a...
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Family Summer Guide 2020

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