Category Archives: Grandparenting

Thanksgiving Interview by Betty Mason Arthurs

Thanksgiving Interview by Betty Mason Arthurs One of America’s greatest celebrations is in a few days, Thanksgiving. It’s a time we remember the Pilgrims who came to the new world to escape persecution for their religion. On that special day, … Continue reading

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Bullies Beware, Grandmother Patrols in Schools by Betty Mason Arthurs

Bullies Beware, Grandmother Patrols in Schools by Betty Mason Arthurs Maybe it’s time for schools to hang next to their signs, “Drug Free Zone,” a second sign which proclaims, “Grandmas on Patrol, No Bullying Allowed.” Is anyone else sick and … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Legacy by Betty Mason Arthurs

Mother’s Day was celebrated this month. For those of us whose mothers have died, it’s a bittersweet day; a sad day missing our moms and a day to rejoice that we can be with our children and grandchildren. For me, … Continue reading

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Killer Bees, in the Middle of a Miracle by Betty Mason Arthurs

    Killer Bees, in the Middle of a Miracle by Betty Mason Arthurs “What on earth? Another killer bee attack?” My heart sank as I read the newspaper. Later I told my husband that once again our local Arizona … Continue reading

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The Sweetest Sound

In a doctor’s office waiting room, a serene young mother interacts with her approximately one-year-old daughter. The toddler walks back and forth between her mom and other enticing areas of the room, examining toys, scrambling up on an empty chair. … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Christmas and Matilda by Betty Mason Arthurs

Nursing Home Christmas and Matilda…by Betty Mason Arthurs “Mrs. Arthurs, Matilda escaped during lunch, but she’s back safe and sound.” A nurse’s aide, Anne, breathlessly told me the latest escapade of one of our nursing home patients when I arrived … Continue reading

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Tapes…by Carol Boley

I heard my grandfather’s voice for the first time in 30 years.  It sounded just as I remembered it. My eyes misted and I smiled as I heard his gentle Southern drawl right in the middle of a story I … Continue reading

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