Grandfamilies: On Helpers

Sawyer, In Daddy’s Gloves, Watering and Watching (photo by Sawyer’s Mommy). When I was five years old, I ironed my father’s cotton handkerchiefs for a penny per handkerchief. (If those wages seem exploitative, remember that at the time, a candy bar cost a dime.) I grew up in an era where household chores were everyone’s duty and cash […]

Grandparenting: Fun!

Ayden, Visiting Annie, the Miniature Horse Next Door. May, 2007.  “When I was a little boy,” our friend Hiram said to me at church one morning, “visiting my grandmother was about the very best thing in the world. I was always so happy when my mother told me we were going to see her.” His […]