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and finally got it back to the starting place. The stress level was rising. The only way the armoire was getting down to the lower level was from the outside. The ground was snow covered and icy, the temperature was minus 2 and the wind was blowing briskly. Ronnie and Matt propped the front door open, letting the frigid outside air in and offering the cat an easy exit. I grabbed her, hustled her back to the bedroom and closed the door. In the midst of all the aggravation and confusion, I hadn’t paid attention to Tye. Suddenly, he ran down the hall, shouting, “Grandma, Grandma, come see what I built.” He took my hand, pulled me into my office and proudly explained his project. “I got all those round things and hammered them into those round holes.” You guessed it; all the remaining cams for the bookcase were missing from the supply pile. The finishing nails were missing too. He had tried to hammer a couple of them into the because we’re bookcase—on the back side luckily, but he was, thankfully, unsuccessful. I tried to be calm. I thanked him for being such a big help. “I can always help,” he said. “I’m 4, you know.” I still wasn’t concerned about the 4-year-olds of the country rising up to claim their adult status—at least not until last week while heading to a women’s basketball game at the University of Iowa with two grandsons in tow. Following Tye’s directions, we headed up the hill toward the arena. Grandpa began the “when we get there” conversation. “Since it’s cold and slippery, I’ll have to carry Cooper, so Tye, you’ll need to…” “I know,” Tye interrupted. “I’ll walk with Grandma and hold her hand.” “You’re so smart,” I told him. “I know,” he replied in a serious voice. “Now that I’m 4, I always have to tell my mom what we’re going to do with Cooper. And sometimes even I don’t know what we’re going to do with Cooper.” G stronger In the midst of all the confusion, I hadn’t been paying attention to Tye. together Generations United is the national membership organization focused solely on improving the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational strategies, programs and public policies. GU represents more than 100 national state, and local organizations and individuals representing more than 70 million. GU’s primary initiatives include: Seniors4Kids (www.seniors4kids.org) National Center on Grandfamilies National Center on Intergenerational Shared Sites Photo by NaNcy ostraNder For further information and to join as a member, contact GU at 202-289-3979 Generations United • 1331 H Street, NW, Suite 900 • Washington, DC 20005 Phone: (202) 289-3979 • Fax: (202)289-3952 • Web site: www.gu.org JUNE 2009 GRAND 41
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009
Contents
GRAND Central
Poppy Joe
A Whole New Ball Game
Happy Trails
Pool Safe
Running Together
Notes from the Peanut Gallery
Ask GRAND
Inspirations
Leaving a Legacy
Writing Small Moments
Resources
GRAND Finale
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - A Whole New Ball Game
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Happy Trails
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Pool Safe
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Running Together
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Notes from the Peanut Gallery
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Ask GRAND
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Inspirations
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Leaving a Legacy
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Writing Small Moments
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Resources
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - GRAND Finale
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