grandparents

Becoming a grandparent makes getting older something to look forward to - all the fun of parenting, without the hassle.

Evelyn Vidal7 days ago
My Sweet 16
I was born on September 13th, 1999. If you do the math right, I'm currently 18 years old, and you might be thinking "You're Sweet 16? Seriously? That was like 2 years ago." Yes I know it was 2 years a...
A Granddaughter’s Story
Marcella runs around the house making sure the house was clean for her husband when he gets home from work. She just finished baking a fresh batch of muffins which made the whole house fill with the d...
Bethany Winters14 days ago
In The End
As I opened the door to your house the smell inside hit me, forcing me to wrinkle my nose. What was once a welcoming scent of tobacco, coffee, and after shave had turned into sickness and the sweet si...
Mitch Davis18 days ago
Carleen the Welder
1923 was a good year. On February 16, Howard Carter opened the inner burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb and found the sarcophagus. Not much later, on February 22, the first successful chinch...
Jessie Melanson21 days ago
To the Grandmother I Never Knew...
You didn't know me, and I didn't know you. We were merely strangers that shared DNA. The saying blood runs deep is both true and yet, a lie. You see, I will never live without you, even though I did l...
Tarin Campanellaa month ago
Dying in Bad Weather
The very first thing my husband's grandmother ever said to me was, "I hope I don't die in the winter. I don't want anyone driving in bad weather to my funeral." It was Thanksgiving, or maybe Christmas...
The Eyes of My Grandfather
Now, this is a subject I don't normally talk about without feeling some type of emotion attached to it. Since 2015, I've been watching my beloved grandfather start to deteriorate due to age and his ad...
Em Palughia month ago
Wedding Cookies
My grandmother is an impactful woman. Her voice is shrill, her tastes unusual, her opinions shrewd, and her will unyielding. She dresses like she’s nineteen and it’s 2001. In my rumor-happy Greek and ...
Mark Williams2 months ago
What I Learnt About Death
My Grandfather was a good man. As a young man, he served his country in battle, fighting for the freedom of those unable to defend themselves against the tyrants who imposed their will on the world. A...
Sian Evans3 months ago
His Square Mile
When I was a child, I spent a lot of time with my Grandad. He grew up in a small village in North Wales in the 1930s. He told me all sorts of stories and now, I wanted to tell them to you.
David Stoner3 months ago
Grandfather's Pocket Watch
He moved slowly from the hospital bed to the bathroom. I watched his agony. I looked over at my grandmother. She sat quietly, his pain reflected in her eyes. They had been married, my grandfather and ...
Lauren P.3 months ago
Super Woman
"Lauren, I need your help,” she weakly said, as she passed me a box of a couple dozen bottles of pills. I was all of six years old and my Nana passed me the large slotted, weekly pill organizer. “Make...
Katherine Williams4 months ago
French Fries for Breakfast
Her hair tastes like sour milk. Well, truthfully I never have tasted her hair but just by looking at it, I can imagine inhaling its frothy filth. It is usually put up in a bun but today I watch her ta...
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Zachery Lee4 months ago
On My Way
So I was thinking back today and I found myself remembering a road trip that me and my family took when I was REALLY little. A few of them actually that REALLY stuck in my mind. This is all about road...
Peggy Rice4 months ago
Elder Abuse
Elder abuse can be a bad thing for an older person, just the same for a young person as well. I know this can happen in nursing homes as well as their own homes where their own children can abuse them...