national grandparents day

In 1988 at the height of the AIDs epidemic and near-hysterical homophobia, my Aunt Barbara -- who'd once been married to a Paul Newman lookalike -- came out as gay. The news hit my grandma Ellen (who we just called Gram) hard.
My grandmother who I called Oma passed away this month at age 95. Her inspiration helped me develop into a business woman, an avid traveler and an entrepreneur.
With this in mind, a warm thanks to all grandmothers, and well wishes to all grandparents, on the occasion of National Grandparents
National Grandparents Day -- coming up on Sunday, Sept. 13 -- is the perfect time to showcase the precious bond grandparents
My daughter, my eldest child, just had her first child -- a baby boy. They live in Israel, and I flew over for his birth and to help afterwards. What was meant to be a two-week trip, became four and I became an integral part of a very important time in my first grand baby's life, and in those first few weeks that my daughter became a mother.
Thanks for your help! Please email photos and submissions to -- no later than Wednesday, Sept
Today, Sept. 7, is Grandparents Day. The holiday, signed into law by President Carter in 1978, honors the many contributions
In Luling our streets were unpaved until the eighties. Sharp white stones that crackled under the weight of cars passing