grandparents

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

Tina a year ago
Leprechauns Are Real
I was in third grade. I was having a great debate amongst friends. "Leprechauns are real!" I shouted. My grandma told me so. She was a sweet little lady from Ireland. Ginger hair and I just knew she h...
Pop
I walked in from work sweaty and tired, covered in paint, dirt, and little kid hand prints all over. Working at day camp over the summer was a great experience, but I was always drained by the three-y...
Silence
I remember hearing Papo was going back to the hospital for a new test or surgery. Being young, I didn’t think much of it. I had gone to the hospital many times for various reasons myself, so I didn’t ...
Heather Wilkinsa year ago
Healing from a Toxic Grandparent
My grandma has raised me for nearly 11 years, which is almost my whole life. But the one thing she did for years that I finally confessed to my mother was lead me down the path of hating myself. Every...
Suzanne Barbera year ago
The Rebel
Shelves span the length of my bedroom concealing the grey of wall, thick with leaning books and mismatched baskets. My clothes reach out, stretching like cotton arms toward carpet. Resting above this ...
The Day My Grandpa Left...
Kendrick Campbell I remember every other weekend you would pick me up from my house and always tease me about taking forever. When I would climb in the backseat you would hand me a bag of candy. You a...
Mom 2.0
October 31st 2016 changed my life forever. I was at work getting ready for the activities that would follow. My grandchildren were coming for trick or treat at my work. Everyone in my office was excit...
Haley Steevesa year ago
An Open Letter to My Grandmother/Best Friend
An open letter to my grandmother/my best-friend, Eighteen years. That's the time I was given with you. And right now those eighteen years simply did not seem enough. Someone once asked me to describe ...
Kudzu
1. “There are some things we gotta discuss,” I tell Walter Frank at breakfast. “About Grandpa. Some things you need to know before I leave.” Walter Frank grunts. “Shit. How hard can it be? All you got...
Evelyn V.a year 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...
Megan DeMeoa year ago
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 Wintersa year 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 Davisa year 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 Melansona year 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...
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 year 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 years 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...