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My grandparents always lived far away. One grandmother lived in New Mexico, Louisiana and Tulsa, Oklahoma when I was growing up, as she followed her son, a petroleum engineer. The world’s first commercially produced Christmas card, designed by John Callcott Horsley for Henry Cole (Photo credit: Wikipedia) My other grandparents lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then, retired to St. Petersburg, Florida. We saw them on family vacations about every five years. After my other grandparents moved to Florida and were too far away for family vacations, they made the grand tour of the U.S., visiting each... (Read More ...)

Merry Christmas (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Cards for Hospitalized Kids. Fun with Grandchildren My grandmother was the Principal in the school at the University of Michigan’s hospital. She was responsible for making sure that children who were hospitalized for a long time did not fall too far behind in school. Today, there are still children who will be in the hospital over Christmas. Cards for Hospitalized Kids was founded by an 11-year-old girl, Jen Rubino, in 2006, because of her own chronic illness, multiple surgeries and extended hospitalizations. You and your grandchildren can make much-welcomed... (Read More ...)