GRAND Magazine - July/August 2011 - (Page 18)

cover story 2011 top award! GRAND Magazine’s 2011 Awards for Best Grandparenting Books N Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 1: “But We’re Too Young to Be Grandparents.” BY DIANA J. EWING O Diana J. Ewing of Laguna Niguel, California, spent 30 years in advertising and public relations before venturing into humor writing. This is her first book. nce upon a time in the sixties we baby boomers vowed never to trust anybody over thirty. Now our own thirtysomething years are a distant memory, and we keep getting mail from AARP. Wait a minute, isn’t that one of those organizations for old people? Clearly, somebody has made a mistake. We’re still hip. We’re still relevant. Our credentials are nothing but cool. Weren’t boomer gals glued to black-and-white TV sets across America every time The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show? And right away didn’t boomer guys start growing their hair longer accordingly? 18 GRAND JULY AUG 2011 cu g Wasn’t it us boomers who danced the full seventeen minutes to “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” having no idea what it meant? And weren’t we the ones who drove our VW microbuses all the way to Woodstock? Okay, maybe some of us only saw the movie, but we were there in spirit. It doesn’t get any cooler than that.... As we struggled to distinguish ourselves from the generations

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - July/August 2011

GRAND - July/Aug 2011
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand View
Grand Central
American Pride (and Peace of Mind)
The Golden Now
Cover Story: The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Grandparenting
2011 Awards for Best Grandparenting Books
Bite Your Tongue?
Grand Products
Extraordinary Grands: Claudia Timbo
Grand Families: Going Through the Fire
Birds Do It
Grandparent Rights: Brainwashing Hannah
Teaching Kindness by Example
Getting Creative with Childhood Obesity
Toys ’n Tech
“Whadya Say??”
Grand Finale
The Big Reveal
Op Ed: Same-Sex Marriage, Pro or No?
Kinship Care Resources
Find Fun Things to Do

GRAND Magazine - July/August 2011