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GRAND THE MAGAZINE FOR GRANDPARENTS 2009 GRANDparent of the Y Award ear Semifinalists comes home and watches his grandson early in the morning so his daughter can go to work. Even though he’s worked all night, he isn’t too tired to take his grandson to see trains and trucks and play baseball. After four years with one grandchild, he chose to watch two more! Three kids to school and swimming lessons—and all after a night of hard labor. Nominator: Tara Balogh, daughter Thomas Balogh, Bethlehem, PA, works the night shift at a steel plant, and then nity and are involved in church and civic organizations. Most significantly, they have helped their children raise three children, teaching them all to embody a spirit of humility and grace. As a result, their grandkids are empathetic, compassionate and generous. Marguerite and Bob routinely spend many hours with their grandkids. Whether it is baking a homemade strawberry rhubarb pie together or putting together a new rototiller, they have given their grandkids roots and wings, and they have modeled what it means to be an active world citizen. Nominator: Diane Moritz, daughter-in-law Marguerite and Bob Caron, South Royalton, VT, give selflessly to their commu- whom they had raised since birth, when she was 4. They then (1998) started a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren. For four years they also took care of the biological parents of their adopted daughter. Nominator: Amber Cooper, daughter Laura Cooper and her husband, Elizabethtown, KY, adopted their granddaughter, Renee Weil, Forest Hills, NY, retired early to help her children raise their four Nominator: Martin Haberstumpf, son-in-law children (ages 4-13). She wakes them every morning with breakfast, a drawn bath and clean clothes. She never misses any of their competitions—and, for the nine other grandchildren who live farther away, she has never missed a card, a call, a visit with a kiss, or a birthday. “inherited” her when they, as foster children, were adopted. They find her always ready to listen, to play, to cook dinner; she has their pictures, artwork and photographs hanging all over her walls. She has been inspirational in teaching them how to care for others—so much so that one of her former-foster-child g’kids is receiving the National Caring Award in October  . Nominator: Heather Wilder, adoptive granddaughter Click and connect to more resources instantly where you see this symbol:  Barbara “Bobbie” Wilder, Las Vegas, NV, is beloved by her grandchildren, who SEPTEMBER 2009 GRAND 17
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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 - Contents
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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 - 31
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Legacy
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Ask GRAND
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - 35
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Cruel Sleep
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Resources
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - GRAND Finale
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