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Category Archives: Growing Up
Some days are just not like all the rest. They can be different from all others for just one person, for a family, for a whole country, and sometimes for the whole world. Days worth remembering can be happy days … Continue reading
Posted in Disaster Response, Growing Up, History Tagged 9-11, Feelings, History, Never Forget, News, Resilience, Sadness, Talking to Children, Violence 1 Comment
Today, and 100 Years Ago . . .
Legos are great! But so is history. I learned a little more than a year ago, much to my surprise, that my then eight-year-old grandson is a history buff. Not your ordinary kind of kid who’s interested in the 60s … Continue reading
Posted in Ancestors, Family, Growing Up Tagged Ancestors, Children, History, Kansas City, Legos, Military, Road Trips, Travel, Wars, World War I 2 Comments
Hope: No, it has not disappeared!
Note: This post was begun about six months ago — just after the national elections, although I have no record of the exact date. Just as obviously, I never finished it. Words at the time were difficult, because there were so … Continue reading
Posted in Democracy, Growing Up, World News Tagged Barack Obama, Communication, Hope, Michelle Obama, Political Parties, Problem-Solving, Random Thoughts, Terrorism, Violence, World Affairs 1 Comment
My husband and I recently took the grandkids to the circus. Somewhere between the elephants and the camels, the tigers, the clowns and the flying trapeze, my husband asked our wide-eyed eight-year-old if he’d ever thought about running away to … Continue reading
Adulting: The road is a rocky one, but oh so much fun
There are words in a 13-year-old’s vocabulary that make one sit up and take notice. I feel as if I have taken a high intensity two week course in generational psychology. The gap is real. But it can be bridged. Having a … Continue reading
Posted in Children, Family, Growing Old, Growing Up Tagged " Growing Up, Adulting, Children, grandchildren, grandparenting, Random Thoughts, summer, Vacations 1 Comment