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From Chicken Soup for the Grandparent's Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. THE JOYS OF GRANDPARENTING

Orange Cheeks Jay O’Callahan

I Love You, Grandma Virginia (Ginny) Ellis

Everybody Knows Everybody Lea MacDonald

The Antique Harriet May Savitz

Magic Snowball Time Colleen Madonna Flood Williams

One Finger Linda Osmundson

Little Marie Angela D’Valentine

Raising My Sights Terri McPherson

Moe Birnbaum, the Fiddler Sidney B. Simon

The Priceless Gift Irene (Seida) Carlson

Same Agenda Patricia Pinney

Buying Something for Herself Karen Brandt

The Gift of Giving Hope Saxton

Computer Granny Kay Conner Pliszka

Here with Me Gail C. Bracy

2. A GRANDPARENT’S LOVE

The Red Mahogany Piano Joe Edwards

A Grandpa’s Love Scot Thurman

Gift from Another Grandmother Doris Hays Northstrom

We’ll Never Divorce You Hanoch and Meladee McCarty

The Grandma Video June Cerza Kolf

Pumpkin Magic Kati Dougherty-Carthum

Lemon Love Darcie Hossack

The Play Selma Wassermann

A Doll of a Christmas Cookie Curci

3. A GRANDPARENT’S WISDOM

Good Medicine J. T. Garrett, Ed.D., M.P.H.

Learning to Listen Ann Russell

The Smooth Stone Walker Meade

Nana’s Mysterious Panache Lynne Zielinski

Through the Windowpane Connie Spittler

Home Run Alison Peters

Grandpa and Me Fishing Michael W. Curry

Grandpa’s Little Buddy Brian G. Jett

4. PASSING ON A LEGACY

Grandmother Nature Sally Franz

A Valentine for Grandma Joseph Walker

Harvest Moon Kenneth L. Pierpont

Passing the Torch Marnie O. Mamminga

He Was a Hero, Like All Grandfathers Sue Vitou

The Boys of Iwo Jima Michael T. Powers

The Stories Grandma Told Susan Garcia-Nikolova, M.S.

Worms and All Pamela Jenkins

Perennial Tinker E. Jacobs

The Silver Sugar Bowl Karen Carr

My Grandmother’s Shell Faith Andrews Bedford

Grammy’s Gifts Sheryl Berk

The Secret of Grandma’s Sugar Crock Cookie Curci

Grandma Hattie Tom Bodett

Finger Play Carol McAdoo Rehme

5. WHEN THE KIDS TEACH US

Behind the Mirror Laura Reilly

Amazon Woman Becomes a Princess Adeline C. Erwin

Through the Grandkids’ Eyes Jill Grubb-Travoss

Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Roger Dean Kiser, Sr. (Poppa)

Dial H for Heaven Helen Colella

Grandma and the Chicken Pox Susan Amerikaner

Somewhere, Babe Ruth Is Smiling Harriet May Savitz

Rainy Day Rainbows Arthur Montague

What’s a Grandma to Do? Patricia Lorenz

Courtney’s Love Lesson Alice Collins

Grandma’s Report Card Meladee McCarty

My Grandchild’s Hand Jill Grubb-Travoss

6. BECOMING A GRANDPARENT

Life, What a Beautiful Gift Barbara Jeanne Fisher

Half-Listened Debby Stoner

Gramma Jan Jan Coleman

Good News, Bad News Linda Osmundson

She’ll Call Me “Ma” Jackie Davis

The Bathroom Mirror Wanda Mitchell

Reflections of Hope Yulene A. Rushton

All in Good Time Chris Mikalson

Crossing the Threshold Lillian Carson, D.S.W.

7. CHALLENGES

Gabriella and the Trophy Barbara E. Hoffman

The Moses Connection Helen Colella

Twenty-Nine and Holding Nancy B. Gibbs

Mrs. Malaprop’s Kin Sharon Landeen

A Fair Trade Luise Putcamp, jr

Love Times Three Barbara Jeanne Fisher

Not Enough Hands! Cathie Collier Hulen

Birthday Girl Barbara Bloom

8. SPECIAL CONNECTIONS

Gramma, Please Don’t Make Me Put Them Back! Karren E. Key

Thoughts from a Three-Year-Old Barbara Cornish

Princesses Need Jewels Kris Hamm Ross

Other Grandpa Katharine St. Vincent

Paula Alone with Her Grandpa Sidney B. Simon

Real Magic Brad Henderson

Sophie’s Kids Meladee McCarty

The New Family on Walton’s Mountain Kimberly Ripley

9. TOO BUSY FOR THE ROCKING CHAIR

The Rodeo Grandmas Hanoch McCarty

More Whipped Cream, Please Virginia (Ginny) Ellis

Why Not? Christina Coruth

A Grandma Takes Power Michael Jordan Segal

The Granny Hook Kathe Campbell

Grandma Lois Patricia S. Mays

Ageless Michele Wallace Campanelli

The Marriage License Meladee McCarty

The Gold Locket Bruce Carmichael, D.C.

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Meladee McCarty?

Who Is Hanoch McCarty?

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