Tagged with grandparents

Robyn, Where Have You Been?

In March, I wrote 23 posts. So many, that at least 2 people complained that I had to slow down so they could catch up. Well, apparently, I did. I wrote only 15 posts in April and 10 in May. So, where have I been? It all really started in March. I volunteered to teach … Continue reading

Open Adoption Roundtable #35: Grandparents

The Open Adoption Roundtable is a series of occasional writing prompts about open adoption. It’s designed to showcase of the diversity of thought and experience in the open adoption community. We’re now at Open Adoption Roundtable #35. Write about grandparents in open adoption. I’ve known that I wanted to adopt since I was 13. My mother was … Continue reading


The WordPress  post of the day for August 24, 2011: Have you been to where your parents were born? What was it like? If you haven’t been, describe how you imagine it to be. My mom was born in Pittsburgh, PA, as was my grandfather. My grandfather attended Carnegie Institute of Technology. Someone told me … Continue reading

Family History Tuesday: Grandparents

Almost every Tuesday, Dede offers question(s) or idea(s) to spark a memory to capture for your children, grandchildren, family, and friends. This week’s prompt: Describe your favorite memories about your grandparents. My mom’s mom died in May 1980. (Actually, my mom’s funeral was on the anniversary of her death.) I was only 4-1/2. I have … Continue reading

Simultaneously Embarrassed and Proud

Jack has been going through a mean, defiant, boundaries-testing phase of late. It really started in earnest in November. He says mean things and talks in a teasing voice. Or, he comes very close to doing something wrong without quite doing the deed itself. He’s always been worst when he’s with his Grandpa Bob, my … Continue reading

Thanksgiving In Pennsylvania

Happy Cyber Monday! Max, Jack, and I were all in Pittsburgh, PA for Thanksgiving, visiting Max’s parents. We had a lovely time! Well, for the most part. Jack was getting a little cranky at times, lack of sleep, lots of sugar, and all that noise. We arrived on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. We only had a … Continue reading

Family History Tuesday: Three Generations

(originally published on LiveJournal) This week’s question from Designz by Dede is: Name three generations of family members on your mother’s and father’s sides, starting with yourself and any memories/stories you have of them. My long-term memory is as good as my short-term memory is bad. Therefore, I have a lot of stories about distant and not-so-distant … Continue reading

Family History: Family Members

Once again, DesignZ by Dede poses a question about family. (And yes, I know that, by the time you read this, it will be Thursday.) Describe each member of your family. How do you see/feel about your parents, your siblings, your spouse, and your children? This could take awhile… No, is too much, let me sum … Continue reading

Mom’s Death, Part Four

(I originally posted this on LiveJournal. I’m editing it because I don’t want to share everything with the world.) I last saw my mom on the Sunday before Memorial Day. She was incredibly upset. She brought over a trunk full of stuff, some of which we kept, some of which is in our garage awaiting … Continue reading

Talk Talk Talk

Jack loves to talk! And he has so much to talk about! Today, it was 80 degrees outside, and Max cleaned up our balcony, where Jack’s “seeds and water table” is (long story about the seeds). So, Jack comes out while Max is cleaning, I help clean and goalie Jack, but Jack keeps getting in … Continue reading