I was ten years old then; I had lost both my father and mother within a year, and my Virginia relatives were sending me out to my grandparents
, who lived in Nebraska.
She began by repulsing the proffered acquaintance of many families of great wealth and fashion, who either did not know their grandparents
or were ashamed of them.
She got up a lunch which comprised a leg of mutton, tripe, sausages, a chicken fricassee, sweet cider, a fruit tart and some preserved prunes; then to all this the good woman added polite remarks about Madame, who appeared to be in better health, Mademoiselle, who had grown to be "superb," and Paul, who had become singularly sturdy; she spoke also of their deceased grandparents
, whom the Liebards had known, for they had been in the service of the family for several generations.
The face was turned half-round, and the effect was that of one of those black silhouettes which our grandparents
loved to frame.
He looked round at all the faces looking mildly up at him, although some of them were the faces of men and women old enough to be his grandparents
, and gave out his text with weighty significance.
Meanwhile Dorothea's mind was innocently at work towards the further embitterment of her husband; dwelling, with a sympathy that grew to agitation, on what Will had told her about his parents and grandparents.
He only told me a little about his parents and grandparents, and almost all in answer to my questions.
He wants to see the old place his grandparents
Conkwright, age 82 and with one granddaughter of his own, is one of the 300 or so retirees who volunteer a few hours a week to Grandparents
and Books, a Los Angeles Public Library program that began in 1990.
Freddie Levin's excellent illustrations perfectly enhance Arlene Uslander's That's What Grandparents
Are For, a picturebook story celebrating the special bonds between grandparents
Those familiar with the case of lesbian teens Holly Harvey and Sandy Ketchum, who were sentenced to life in prison on April 14 for murdering Harvey's grandparents
, thought they had heard it all when police reported a "to do" list written on Harvey's arm at the time of her arrest.
A 6-story building that contains 51 units (41 two-bedroom and 10 three-bedroom apartments) provides affordable apartments to a growing segment of the population: low-income grandparents
who are raising their grandchildren.