Posts Tagged ‘grandparents’

The late President George H.W. Bush with Sheri Wagner Greenbaum in 2002.

Former Detroiter’s Brush With Bush Extended To Her Grandparents

Keri Guten Cohen JN Story Development Editor In 2002, former Detroiter Sheri Wagner Greenbaum had a personal encounter with the late President George H.W. Bush. She then worked for Star Trax Corporate Events and planned corporate events across the country. The former president, who was buried Thursday in College Station, Texas, was the guest speaker…

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Adam Magy holding Henry Magy, 4, Karen Gasinski, Kristi Magy holding Zelda Magy, 2. Family smiles and poses all together

A Mixed Bag

Non-Jewish grandparents celebrate Chanukah with their Jewish grandchildren. Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer Karen Gasinski, a grandmother from Plymouth, loves Christmas carols, decorating her Christmas tree, making cookies and just about everything else associated with this festive holiday. So, when her daughter Kristi Magy converted to Judaism seven years ago, Gasinski struggled to accept the notion…

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Grandparents playing with their granddaughter

Weekly Torah Portion – Of Birth, Age, Hope, Fear

Parshat Vayera: Genesis 18:1-22:24; II Kings 4:1-37. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well on in years” … Genesis 18:11. “God had remembered Sarah as He had said; and God did for Sarah as He had spoken. Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time which God…

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new grandparents cool elder lady making rock on sign

For Openers: Beyond Bubbie & Zayde

Rochel Burstyn When my oldest was about 2, I took out my wedding album and carefully, carefully (“Don’t touch it; don’t breathe on it; just look!”) looked through the pictures with him. When we came to a picture of me sitting with my mother, mother-in-law, two grandmothers and my husband’s grandmother, my little one pointed…

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Baby hand holding mother's hands

My Friends Were Right – Becoming A Grandparent

There’s nothing like it,” my friends began saying. “Nothing in the world!” They weren’t talking kale or cilantro. Or the season’s best read. They were talking grandchildren. Yes, grandchildren. “Just wait,” they’d say, smug with a knowledge that admittedly I didn’t possess. I did have 63 combined years of parenting my now-adult children. That’s more…

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Almost Grandma

My daughter is about to give birth to her first child and my first grandchild any day, any minute, any second. I am so excited that I am just about losing it with anticipation! Yes, I know, being an Almost Grandma is NOT about ME! But I have to admit; I’m having a difficult time…

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Oy, Baby … Can I Really Leave You?

by Blythe Lipman You’re a new mom and it’s time to leave the baby home with your significant other or g-d forbid, an actual babysitter that’s not a relative. Can you do it? Oy, the anxiety. A headache, a stomachache, …maybe you should stay home and rest. Really!! I don’t think so. I know how…

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