If kids calling you "Grandma" or "Grandpa" doesn't feel right, then try some of these nicknames, courtesy of our readers:
Bampie, Big Mama, Bizi, Chief, Fea, Gaby, GaGa, G-Bob, GiGi, Gram, Grammie, Gran, Grand Di, Grandmary, Grandmutter, Granna, Gree, Jamma, Lola, Luna, Maagah, MaiMai, Mam, Mamma, Mars, Meme, Mémère, Mim, Mima, Mimi, Monga, Nan, Nana, Nanny, Neeny, Nemo, Nona, Nonna, Nonnie, Nonno, Oma, Opa, Pa, Papa, Pappap, Pappy, PawPaw, Pippe, Pop, PopPop, Poppa, Poppy, Spice, Sugar, Supergran, Sweetie, Tata
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Recently an article by Tara Bahrampour, published in The Washington Post, was brought to my attention. It notes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a "dramatic spike in suicides among middle-aged people, with the highest increases among men in their 50s, whose rate went up by nearly 50 percent to 30 per 100,000; and women in their early 60s, whose rate rose by nearly 60 percent (though this is still relatively low compared with men, at 7 in…Continue
Posted by Marc Jasmin on September 17, 2013 at 10:23am
There's a lot going on in the world right now that gives us GrandBoomers plenty of grey hair. But, for some of us, the grandchildren are grown up and in college. This past weekend, our granddaughter, Robin, graduated from Colorado University in Boulder. The ceremony took place in the University's Stadium. There were 6,000 in the graduating class and as the grads to be entered, their beaming faces were projected on the Stadium JumboTron for all to enjoy.
For the moment, all the…Continue
Posted by Marc Jasmin on May 15, 2013 at 4:07pm
It was with great sadness early today that we found out that Rex Trailer has passed away in Florida. He was renowned throughout New England for his love for children and the special place in his heart he had for children with disabilities. In the 1950s and 1960s there was no larger television star in New England than Rex Trailer. His weekend show Boomtown was must family viewing. For those of you unfamiliar with his name, his bio on Wikipedia will give you a glimpse of his…Continue
Posted by Marc Jasmin on January 10, 2013 at 4:52pm