GRAND Magazine - July/August 2012 - (Page 16)

Searching through the remains of the past, a daughter finds what she’s been missing Lost & Found M By a.z. cohn A.Z. Cohn and her husband, Teddy The author dedicates this article to her parents, Mimi and George Mishkoff, z″l″ 16 y parents died when I was relatively young.... For 25 years I’ve been orphaned of both parents, quite unusual in this age of advanced medical science and longer life spans. All the recent talk of the “sandwich generation” leaves me cold (and out in the cold), unable to relate, removed from that reality. On one hand, I see my friends dealing with their aged parents and I think, “Hey, at least you have parents,” and on the other hand I’m secretly relieved that I don’t have to go through that particular ordeal. My four children never met their grandfather and barely remember my mother, but, on the other hand, I’m not juggling the needs of kids and grandkids (14 and counting!) with those of elderly parents. Classic good news and bad news. One of the downsides of not having parents to care for is not having the opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah (the good deed) of honoring one’s parents. This is a biggie as commandments go— one of the Top Ten. If my parents were alive, I’d possibly be able to cultivate the unselfish, nurturing, caring part of me that is woefully “in cleaning remnants of person’s life, ered what h missing in mi GRAND JULY AUGUST 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - July/August 2012

GRAND Magazine - July/August 2012
Grand View
Safety Buzz for Grandkids
Memories of My Grandparents
Grand Central
From Barbie to Bratz and Beyond: Sex Sells
Easier is Better
Lost & Found
Michael Feuer is at it Again
Elvis Through Lisa Marie's Eyes
Arthur & Carol Kornhaber
Sensational Summer Adventures
Toys 'N Tech
A Whole Lot of Juicy Goodness
Money for Visits
Nursing Homes in Trouble
50 Shades of Grand

GRAND Magazine - July/August 2012