Category Archives: grandchildren

Grandma’s toy box

My granddaughter pulled toys out of my toy cupboard. She turned to her mother and commented, “I think Grandma has more toys than we do.” Her mother just laughed. She knew who the real winner was, but Caroline is right. … Continue reading

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And then they were gone

As I write this the Pennsylvania grandchildren are packing their suitcases, preparing for the long trip home. We will cross paths with their mother somewhere in Tennessee. It has been an intense month. These old folks enjoy every minute of … Continue reading

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Athlete of the day

Failure is not an option for the true athlete. Jacob, my daughter’s husband, proved it doubly Saturday at the Boomtown Triathlon. The sprint begins with a quarter of a mile swim, a 15-mile bike ride and finishes with 3.1 miles … Continue reading

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That day was not the way we planned it

At our house, nothing ever goes quite as planned. Take the halfway mark visit that the four grandchildren’s parents promised before the quartet came to stay for a month. The mold issues in their home took a lot more time … Continue reading

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A mooving, fun time at Chick-fil-A

Free food? I did a double take at the email. To get it, customers just had to show up at a Chick-fil-A wearing a cow costume or something with a cow theme. Such a quandary. Look silly and save money … Continue reading

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Study until it hurts then keep on until it is a joy

The perfect child does not exist, so why is it always a surprise when we discover that our wonderful children have failed? I don’t know, but the day it happened to my daughter she called to ventilate her shock. Her … Continue reading

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going back home with the kids

Childhood memories dictate my daughter’s summer visits. They had barely cleared the doorway when she began planning a hot dog roast in the back yard with her children. We still use the same spot where she burnt plenty of dogs. … Continue reading

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