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Grandparents Day 2015


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Grandparents Day 2015

Mary MacCarthy

Since Grandparents Day is about celebrating and honoring grandparents, here are a couple memories about my (Mary's) grandparents.

Lorraine Wickenhauser lived to be about 94 years young. She lived most of her life on a farm with Grandpa. He was a prosperous farmer with a strict yet loving style. While he worked the farmland for decades, eventually the farmsteads were handed down to two of my uncles and my Grandparents moved into a smaller home in town to relax.

When I was 2-3 years old my mother and I lived with my grandparents for a while my father served in VietNam. Grandma Lorraine worked so hard her knuckles were swollen yet she laughed abundantly and when she did her eyes twinkled and she'd cover her mouth with her hand. One of my favorite memories was "helping" hang the laundry on the line in the backyard. My very important responsibility was to hand Grandma or my Mom clothespins and then run between the sheets without making them fall to the ground. After hanging the laundry, we'd swing in a covered swing as the sheets swayed softly in the breeze then get a cookie from the kitchen. Since there was only one extra bedroom, I slept with my Mom each night.

Be sure to share memories of your Grandparents with your family and friends on Grandparents Day and every day!