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2009 GRANDparent of the Year GRAND magazine proudly presents the 2009 GRANDparent of the Year and the top nominees Winning Grands! W e love fall—that’s when we are privileged to introduce you to the cool people our readers have nominated for GRANDparent of the Year. GRAND fever is spreading (good news always does): Nominations came from all over the country, and two of our featured grands are from Canada and the UK. Because we received so many wonderful nominations, there are more than two dozen runners-up besides our five finalists. This year’s GRANDparent of the Year has no problem keeping up with the teens in her life, her fave people on earth. Meet our winner, Connie Sailors, and our other all-star grands. GRANDparent of the Year 2009 CONNIE SAILORS Aurora, NE Nominator: Glenda Schultz, daughter Connie Sailors is never more than a phone call away from her grandchildren—and the answer is always “yes.” Yes, you can stay with me while your parents are out of town. Yes, you and your friends can hang out here after school. Yes, you can bring friends over on a Friday night. Yes, you can all meet here before the game. GRAND’s panel of judges chose Connie Sailors from hundreds of entries—all of them stories of love and sacrifice and strength and courage—because we believe that providing a loving, stable, generous and understanding sanctuary for teenagers is a bell ringer! Who doesn’t love babies and wide-eyed toddlers? And then, well, as it all gets a little bit more complicated…what happens? What happens at Connie Sailors’ house is that she makes brownies—“and all our favorite food!” her grandchildren wrote—when the kids and their friends come to visit. “Her door is always open, a clean bed is always available, music and laughter well up from her basement, and there are hugs for us all.” 2009 “Her door is always open, a clean bed is always available, music and laughter well up from her basement, and there are hugs for us all.” GRAND THE MAGAZINE FOR GRANDPARENTS 2009 GRANDparent of the Y Award ear 16 GRAND SEPTEMBER

GRAND Magazine - September 2009

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GRAND Magazine - September 2009
Contents
GRAND Central
2009 GRANDparent of the Year Award
Water Babies
“Mom, Meet My Doula”
Legacy
Ask GRAND
Cruel Sleep
Resources
GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - intro
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Cover2
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Contents
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - GRAND Central
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - 2009 GRANDparent of the Year Award
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Water Babies
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - “Mom, Meet My Doula”
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Legacy
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Ask GRAND
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Cruel Sleep
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Resources
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Cover3
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Humana
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