A Rollerblading Great-Grandmother?   Leave a comment

barbara-vining[1]When my granddaughter was in grade school, she gave me a gift I found quite amusing—a mug with “Grandma” printed under a stereotypical grandmotherly face topped with white hair drawn up in a bun. My granddaughter is married now and had a baby last year—so now I’m a great-grandmother. And how should a great-grandmother behave? … Last year I bought myself a basketball. …

Shouldn’t the joy and freedom expressed in children’s play be equally natural to everyone?  … Read more …

This article, A Rollerblading Great-Grandmother? by Barbara Vining was originally published in the Christian Science Sentinel.  It is currently available via this link on JHS-online.  In it Barbara talks about how she let go of the usual stereotypes associated with age and now experiences new levels of freedom and activity.


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