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.
He wants to see the old place his grandparents
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.
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. Any private hours in her day were usually spent in her blue-green boudoir, and she had come to be very fond of its pallid quaintness.
He only told me a little about his parents and grandparents, and almost all in answer to my questions.
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.
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.
The face was turned half-round, and the effect was that of one of those black silhouettes which our grandparents
loved to frame.
More than half (57%) of grandparents
providing regular childcare believe their help has enabled their own children to work more to support their family.
' vital roles in childcare TWO-FIFTHS of over-50s providing regular care for their grandchildren feel the family would have struggled financially without their help, according to Age UK.
The present study evaluates the social, moral, emotional and economic contributions of grandparents
towards the educational achievement of their grand children with exceptional needs.
The phenomenon of grandparents
raising their grandchildren has become more common in recent years.