Tag Archives: Grandparents

Cherished Phlox

This vase is a treasured possession because it is from my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary in 1967. But, my cherished item is the plant itself – the simple perennial phlox. This old-fashioned plant that most gardeners today wouldn’t even think of having in their garden … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

This weathered barn door is in Landaff – White Mountains of New Hampshire. To the person driving by on RFD#1, it looks like a lot of other barn doors in the area – old and in need of repair. This … Continue reading

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Susan Adcox, a blogging friend and fellow grandmother, writes weekly posts as the Guide to Grandparents on About. com on a wide range of topics affecting todays grandparents. Recently, Susan wrote a wonderful book, Stories from my Grandparent – an Heirloom Journal, for recording memories for your … Continue reading

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Turning a page

Life is like experiencing a fantastic novel, chapter by chapter. In about six weeks, my granddaughter will officially become a teenager. It is hard to fathom, but it is a pleasure to watch her grow into the lovely young woman … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

I count myself lucky that holidays evoke good memories. As a child, I spent holidays and summers with my loving grandparents at Brookside Farm in Landaff, New Hampshire. After they retired, their small dairy farm was bought by the Erb … Continue reading

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Guest blogger

A couple of weeks ago, my blogging friend, Connie, at Family Home and Life asked me if I’d like to write a guest post for her. I love Connie and her blog so “yes,” I’d be thrilled. Connie lives in … Continue reading

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Reader’s Choice

I’ve been blogging here at GrandparentsPlus2 for almost a year now. During that time, I’ve met some great on-line writers blogging about a wide-range of topics including grandparenting, gardening, pet rescue, photography, sewing, and quilting to name a few. It … Continue reading

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What is a grandparent?

As we start a new year, I thought I would ask this simple question. What is a grandparent? The question may be simple, but the role of a grandparent is a lot more complex. My grandparents were caregivers in a … Continue reading

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What is family?

I’m a mother and a grandparent, and I dearly love my daughter and two grandchildren. But, the question I pose to you today is can individuals only be family through biology or marriage? Based upon experience, my thought is that … Continue reading

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Farmer or Gardener

When I think about my grandparents and Brookside Farm, Landaff, NH, my mind is flooded with wonderful memories. It is easy to remember my grandfather tending his dairy cattle and his large vegetable garden while my grandmother cared for her … Continue reading

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