About Grandpa Tales

Grandpa Tales is a collection of adventures and reflections from a Grandpa’s perspective.

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About Grandpa Tales

Grandpa Tales is a collection of adventures and reflections from a Grandpa’s perspective.

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Dress Up – Sort of

By on January 19, 2019 in Uncategorized with No Comments

I’m old. When I say that to others, they always respond with the classic: age is just a number. It’s said by people whose number is a whole lot smaller than mine. This morning, my grandkids put a new spin on THE NUMBER. Molly and Brayden came in this morning with a catalog in hand. […]

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Relentless

By on February 28, 2017 in Uncategorized with No Comments

If you asked me to use one word to describe our one-year-old granddaughter, Lila, the word that immediately comes to mind is – relentless. Simone Biles, the Olympic Gold medalist, can be described as relentless in pursuit of excellence in her sport. But how can I possibly link a term like relentless to a one-year-old, […]

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Speechless

By on February 21, 2017 in Uncategorized with No Comments

I’m not often speechless, as anyone who knows me will tell you. But on this particular Monday, I was caught off guard not once, not twice, but three times. A little background first. We invited Molly and Brayden over for some playtime. We hadn’t seen them in a week because we were in Orlando enjoying […]

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Co-Conspirators

By on February 7, 2017 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments

We committed the crime, now we had to find a way to cover it up. It started innocently enough. But like most crimes, it spun out of control quickly. Brayden and I were leaving his preschool. I turned left onto Jefferson Boulevard and headed home. The direction of the turn is important. A few seconds […]

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It’s Good to Have Angels Watching Over Us

By on January 31, 2017 in Uncategorized with No Comments

“Grandpa, be careful of the ice. It’s slippery here”, Molly said as she grabbed my elbow to help me down the one step from the house to the porch. We were on the way to the bus stop. It was nine degrees and the morning after a major snow storm. “Thanks Mol, appreciate the help.” […]

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Please Don’t Teach Her That Grandpa

By on January 24, 2017 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments

OK, let me be completely transparent here – I can be a bad influence on my grandkids. But I doubt that I am the only grandpa in the world that can say this. So, this blog is dedicated to us disruptive grandpas. I could say that I really don’t mean to, that it happens by […]

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Direct Hit

By on January 17, 2017 in Uncategorized with 4 Comments

My youngest son and his wife moved into their new home this weekend. We went to visit and help out. We had a simple and straight forward job. Or so I thought. Until we had to do it. Our job was watching the girls: Paige is almost three and Lila is one. You would think […]

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It’s OK Grandpa

By on January 10, 2017 in Uncategorized with 4 Comments

“I want to watch Daniel Tiger, Pa”, Paige asked. “I’m not sure your mother wants you to watch it in the afternoon. She said you can watch it at bedtime.” I responded in my best adult, I’m in charge around here, voice. “Mama lets me watch it before nap”, she responded. I could grasp immediately […]

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She’s Not to Climb That, Is She?

By on January 3, 2017 in Uncategorized with No Comments

I’m afraid of heights. Well that’s not completely true. I’m terrified of heights. I reach for a Kleenex anticipating a hemorrhaging nose bleed every time I see a step ladder. Makes shopping at Home Depot a challenge – clean up in aisle 9. Recently we were babysitting Paige and Lila for a couple of days […]

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But Grandpa

By on December 29, 2016 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments

I like to be right. I like to say things and have people hang on every word. Well, being right and the hanging on every word thing gets flushed down the toilet when dealing with my grandkids. Now I’m not talking about teenage grandkids. My grandkids, all six of them, are in the single age […]

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