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grand view Christine Crosby with grandchildren Madeline, Jacob and Shantell; and great-granddaughter Leah gRAND media CHRISTINE A. CROSBY Founder/Publisher ccrosby@grandmedia.com JONATHAN B. MICOCCI President jmicocci@grandmedia.com JOHN MILLER Brand Director jmiller@grandmedia.com BRUCE BENNER Director of Strategic Development JACK LEVINE Director of GRANDpartners for GRANDparents ROBIN RIDDELL Director of Special Events rriddell@grandmedia.com ADVERTISING INFORMATION 866-327-9039 or ads@grandmagazine.com ADVERTISING SAlES Doug Hoenig dhoenig@grandmagazine.com Anne Palmer grand@grandmagazine.com Julie Goering jgoering@grandmagazine.com Mary Ann Kent makent@grandmagazine.com Robin Riddell rriddell@grandmagazine.com Shelley Hungerford shelleyh@grandmagazine.com MARKETPlACE ADVERTISING Anne Palmer 866-327-9039 ads@grandmagazine.com NONPROFIT FuNDRAISING PROGRAM Robin Riddell, Director rriddell@grandmagazine.com JODI NIzIN LOgAN E-Marketing and GRAND Newsletter DANIEL TROTTER Associate Webmaster JONATHAN MICOCCI Circulation Coordinator BRETT FADELEY Chief Financial Officer MARK COLEMAN, CPA Controller FOLEY & LARDNER, LLP legal NXTBOOK MEDIA, LLC Digital Media CENTELLA COMMUNICATIONS Internet Technology BOARD OF ADVISORS Richard J. Anthony, Sr., The Solutions Network; Marti Barletta, The Trendsight group; Dr. Lillian Carson, Author; Brigitte Castellano, National Committee of grandparents for Children’s Rights; Lawrence Chimerine, Ph.D., Radnor International Consulting; Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., Age Wave; Brent Elrod; James J. Gilmartin, Coming of Age, Inc.; Brent Green, Brent green & Associates; Leslie M. Harris, Ph.D., Mature Marketing Research, LLC; Tom Mann, TR Mann Consulting; Andrew M. Nibley, Marsteller; Chuck Nyren, Nyren Agency; Ilene Rapkin, I Openers Holding Company, LLC; Anne Strozier, Ph.D., Florida Kinship Center. University of South Florida; Matt Thornhill, Boomer Project; Gerard Wallace, Albany Law School; David Wolfe, Wolfe MAY and Allan Zullo, Authors Resources; KathrynJUNE 2008 GRAND 4 Fountain of Youth discovered! I ’VE DISCOVERED IT, AND MILLIONS MORE HAVE TOO! No, it’s not a new drug or cosmetic it’s having grandchildren in your life! If you are already a grand, you know just what I’m talking about—that amazing reversal of age that happens when you are in the company of your grandchildren. Our happy secret: When you become a grand, you get back in touch with your own youth in a powerful and magical way through the eyes, hearts and souls of your grandkids. Being youthful is far more than counting (or not counting) your years on this planet, or wrinkles or other real or imaginary imperfections. In the eyes of your grandchildren you are ageless, and that is exactly what happens when you allow it. Lately I’ve noticed a wonderful thing happening all over the world. More and more grandparents are proudly coming out of the “grandparent closet.” It used to be that when you said you were a grandparent, it was as if you were making an admission of old age and decrepitude. It wasn’t until I started GRAND that a woman I’d known professionally for more than 15 years admitted to me (in confidence) that she too was a grand. She said that she’d never admit it publicly, as it would hurt her career. I felt sad for her, and it made me wonder how many more grands were hiding from the world one of life’s truly most amazing and exciting times of life. All I can say is if this is one of the symptoms of our youthcentric society, it’s time for a change! This is just the start of a new social revolution; now the Gen-X, Y and every succeeding generation has a new grand model to emulate and improve upon. I hope you enjoy this issue, and be sure to check out the 2009 GRANDparent of the Year Award presented by Humana on page 8. Tell us about that special grand in your life—they just might win an all-expenses-paid vacation to Orlando. With my best to you and your family, Christine Crosby, Publisher ccrosby@grandmagazine.com 2009 4 GRAND JULY

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GRAND Magazine - July 2009
GRAND View
Contents
GRAND Central
Grands Across the Sea
O, Say, Can You Sing?
Hear and Now
Ask GRAND
GRAND’s 2009 Sexiest Granddads
Nailing It
Reader's Write
Resources
GRAND Finale
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GRAND Magazine - July 2009 - O, Say, Can You Sing?
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GRAND Magazine - July 2009 - Hear and Now
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GRAND Magazine - July 2009 - Ask GRAND
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GRAND Magazine - July 2009 - GRAND’s 2009 Sexiest Granddads
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GRAND Magazine - July 2009 - Nailing It
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GRAND Magazine - July 2009 - Reader's Write
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