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  • Man flushes grandparents' ashes down a toilet after fight with mother over marijuana use

    05/04/2019 11:14:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/30/19 | John Gage
    A Pennsylvania man is facing criminal charges after flushing his grandparents' ashes down the toilet. Thomas Porter Wells, 33, allegedly did the deed after his mother kicked him out of her house because of his drinking habit and marijuana use. Wells texted his mother later, saying "and soon as you die you'll be going in the same spot where you belong down the (expletive) you (expletive)." **SNIP** Wells faces two counts of abuse of a corpse and criminal mischief.
  • Grandkids Receiving Gifts (Christmas Vanity)

    12/13/2018 5:09:13 PM PST · by super7man · 73 replies
    Self | 12/13 | Super7man
    On occasion our kids, when little, received Christmas gifts from Grandparents that our kids were not expecting and frankly had no idea of what to do with it. A wood box to our 5 year old son, with nothing in it. Just the box. But it had been his Great Grandfather's and Grandma wanted him to have it. Hope dashed, a tear welled up in his eye but he did not cry. OR the silver Victorian shoe horn that our 6 year old got; it was pretty but she had no idea of how it should be used at Christmas...
  • Elizabeth Warren's story of racist grandparents disputed by Cherokee genealogist (mad squaw alert)

    03/13/2018 11:00:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren sought Sunday to bolster her shaky claims of Cherokee ancestry with the story of how her racist grandparents drove her parents to elope. But Cherokee genealogist Twila Barnes says that account has its own credibility issues. Ms. Barnes, who said her research into Ms. Warren's family found "no evidence" of Native American ancestry, has challenged key elements of the senator's tale of how her parents, Pauline Reed and Donald Herring, defied his parents by running off to marry. [Snip] After Ms. Warren said in the Globe that her mother told her "nobody came to her wedding at...
  • Smiles for Sunday

    06/11/2017 10:01:52 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 9 replies
    unknown vanity | 6/11/2017 | self
    How children perceive their Grandparents LEARNING FROM THE GRANDCHILDREN 1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!" I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye. 2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, "80". My grandson was...
  • More grandparents taking on parental role for grandchildren

    02/16/2016 3:18:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 16, 2016 3:36 AM EST | Alejandra Cancino
    When Debra Aldridge became her grandson's primary caregiver, she was making $7.50 per hour as a cook. The alternative for the newborn, she was told, was to put him up for adoption. "I took one look at the little fella, and that was it," said Aldridge, now 62. "I couldn't let go." For more than 11 years, Aldridge, who is divorced and lives in Chicago, has struggled to feed, house and clothe her "baby," Mario. As she ages, she is sinking deeper into poverty. Nationwide, there are 2.7 million grandparents raising grandchildren, and about one-fifth have incomes that fall below...
  • VIDEO: Man sings to 93 year old dying wife

    09/25/2015 10:14:59 PM PDT · by bronxville · 44 replies
    youtube ^ | Sep 20, 2015 | Erin Solari
    >My grandparents Laura and Howard have been married 73 years. In this video Howard is 92 and Laura is 93. Laura (Grandma) is at a hospice facility making peace with her final days. I was lucky enough to capture this precious, heart-melting moment between the two of them.
  • HILLARY, HER GRANDPARENTS AND INTEGRITY

    04/17/2015 6:54:42 AM PDT · by shortstop · 29 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 04/17/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    Hillary sat at a table, Iowans around her, making the case for what most of us would call amnesty for illegal aliens. She cited her grandparents. As she has many times before, she said they were immigrants. All of them. She told stirring stories of how hard they worked and how they found their place in America. It was all very moving. The problem is, it didn’t happen to be true. And within hours of her saying so, a reporter was able to prove her claim false. How? Census records. In the era of Internet genealogy, once obscure and unreachable...
  • USDA to Grandparents: Read Government Bedtime Stories to Encourage Healthy Eating

    03/31/2014 2:37:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 31, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is giving advice to grandparents on how they can get their grandkids to eat healthier, including instructions to give them “hugs” instead of treats, and read government bedtime stories.
  • Should Access to Grandchildren be a Legal Right?

    11/09/2013 6:37:56 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 43 replies
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2013-11-07 | Tamar Najarian
    Grandparents love to spoil their little treasures, a not so well kept secret parents of the child worry about, but they often have absolutely no legal rights to see their grandchildren. There are, however, laws that focus on the "best interest of the child" that a grandparent can utilize to ensure he or she is not denied the right to see their spoiled favorite little people. On the other hand, most times the elder generation is dependent almost fully on the middle generation's good nature and love for parent or mother/father-in-law in order to enjoy the youngest generation of the...
  • Police: Pennsylvania boy, 13, says he killed grandparents because they called his mom a whore

    10/09/2012 9:38:53 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2012
    PITTSBURGH — A 13-year-old fatally shot his grandparents in their home because he was upset that they called his mother a whore and “were speaking poorly about her,” state police said in charges filed Tuesday. Zachary James Proper, of Oil City, was charged with criminal homicide for the weekend shootings of Dorothy and George Fross. According to the criminal complaint by troopers in northwestern Pennsylvania, Proper’s parents, Ryan and Karen Kapp, called Oil City police Monday night because they were concerned that their son had gotten drunk and high on Sunday night and had stolen a car belonging to his...
  • Michelle Obama to kids: Tell grandparents they are 'wrong' for not voting for my husband.

    04/03/2012 3:06:13 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 47 replies
    WNCO1340AM ^ | 4/3/2012
    Michelle said: I mean, I can’t tell you in the last election how many grandparents I ran into who said, I wasn’t going to vote for Barack Obama until my grandson talked to me, until my great-grandson talked to me, and talked about the future he wanted for this country. You can get out there with your parents. You guys can knock on doors. I had one young lady who brought me a petition — she’s already working. You can convince wrong people. Sometimes we don’t listen to ourselves, but we will listen to our children.
  • Did you know? On Friday Obama declared September 11 "National Grandparents Day"

    09/12/2011 7:30:41 AM PDT · by martosko · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/12/2011 | Caroline May
    Despite the seemingly singular focus on tragedy this September 11, the White House found another purpose for the day: recognizing the importance of grandparents. Quietly on Friday, President Barack Obama declared September 11, 2011 National Grandparents Day. “NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2011, as National Grandparents Day,” Obama officially declared. “I call upon all Americans to take the time to honor their own grandparents and those in their community.”
  • Victory in sight for grandparents: A million are denied access to their grandchildren

    04/26/2011 10:31:28 AM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20th April 2011 | Helen Carroll
    With daffodils and tulips heralding the beginning of spring, Jane Jackson always delighted in the pleasure of opening up her summerhouse at this time of year. But not any more. Today, the wooden cabin in Jane’s garden stands as an unhappy symbol of what she has lost. That summerhouse is where she used to enjoy playing with her only grandchild, Philippa, who is now ten, and whom Jane has not seen for four agonising years. ‘I treasure my memories of the last time we saw Philippa in 2007,’ says Jane.‘We had an Easter egg hunt in the garden and my...
  • Obama’s Fake Family Photo: Obama Photoshopped into Central Park Bench Photo With Grandparents

    04/08/2011 8:34:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 139 replies
    deathby1000papercuts.com ^ | April 8, 2011 | LBG1
    Why did Newsweek remove Barack Obama photos? Why would someone photoshop a young Barack Obama into a photo of his grandparents sitting on a bench in Central Park? A photo that appeared in New Yorker editor David Remnick’s Obama bio, ‘The Bridge’.
  • Your Grandparents Are Cooler Than You (Video)

    03/01/2010 12:22:32 AM PST · by bogusname · 10 replies · 776+ views
    Live Leak ^ | Feb 28 2010 | e4bannan
    Yep. Much cooler. Granny and grampy walked into the lobby of the Mayo Clinic for a checkup and spotted a piano. They proceed to get down with their bad selves. They've been married for 62 years and he'll be 90 this year.
  • GRANDMA CAROLYN

    01/09/2010 2:39:43 PM PST · by freedomyes · 3 replies · 489+ views
    Allvoices ^ | Jan 9 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Carolyn was my mother’s mother. She came to live with us when I was but a child. In fact, I don’t recall exactly when life was without Carolyn. She made the best raisin-filled cookies. I mean the best. They were plump and the raisins were juicy. There was no skimping when Grandma made cookies. The whole house smelled of newly baked surprises when Grandma set her hands and heart to it.
  • Retirement community wants girl, 6, gone

    10/22/2009 5:38:34 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 162 replies · 2,783+ views
    upi ^ | Oct. 22, 2009 a
    PINELLAS PARK, Fla.- A Florida couple said the homeowners association of their retirement community is trying to evict their 6-year-old granddaughter. Jimmy and Judie Stottler of Pinellas Park said their granddaughter, Kimberly, came to live with them as an infant when authorities took her away from her drug-abusing mother, WSTP-TV, St. Petersburg, Fla., reported Thursday. The girl has stayed with her grandparents in the retirement community since, even though the community's rules don't allow children. The couple said the homeowners association is now pressuring them to comply with the ban on children, but they are unable to move because they...
  • Children looked after by grandparents 'are naughtier than those who spend day in nursery'

    02/10/2009 8:00:18 AM PST · by yankeedame · 18 replies · 849+ views
    DailyMail.uk ^ | 10th February 2009 | Laura Clark
    Children looked after by grandparents 'are naughtier than those who spend day in nursery' Research says children looked after by their grandparents are less likely to be ready for school Young children looked after by grandparents are more likely to be badly behaved than those sent to nursery, a study claims today. They tended to have wider vocabularies, but were also more likely to show 'problem behaviour' and find it harder to get on with other children, said researchers. They were also less likely to be ready for school, according to the study by the Institute of Education, a University...
  • Poland denies Barack Obama cannibal 'joke' (yes, joke in quotes)

    11/25/2008 4:42:43 AM PST · by VlPu · 23 replies · 1,367+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 18 Nov 2008 | Matthew Day
    Poland has been forced to deny its foreign minister 'joked' that President-Elect Barack Obama's grandparents were cannibals. Writing in his blog, Mr Czarnecki, an MEP, quoted the foreign minister as saying: "Have you heard that Obama may have a Polish connection? His grandfather ate a Polish missionary." A spokesman for the Polish foreign office conceded that Mr Sikorski had made the controversial comment, but denied that the foreign minister had intended to insult Mr Obama, whose father was Kenyan. Donald Tusk, the Polish prime minister, has made no comment on the affair. It appears that Mr Sikorski's position is not...
  • WELCOME TO THE GREAT SCHLEP (Scary BARF)

    09/30/2008 10:21:57 PM PDT · by Exton1 · 24 replies · 946+ views
    The Great Schlep aims to have Jewish grandchildren visit their grandparents in Florida, educate them about Obama, and therefore swing the crucial Florida vote in his favor. Don’t have grandparents in Florida? Not Jewish? No problem! You can still become a schlepper and make change happen in 2008, simply by talking to your relatives about Obama. http://www.thegreatschlep.com/site/index.html