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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Battle of the Sexes

By on December 20, 2016 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments

I pulled, she held on, I pulled harder. She wouldn’t let go setting up a classic battle of the sexes. “Give me the spoon”, I said. She just smiled and tightened her grip. “Hey, I’m not kidding, give me the spoon.” No response. She pulled the spoon from my hand. I watched in horror as […]

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The Agony of Fourth Place

By on December 1, 2016 in Uncategorized with 4 Comments

Remember when you played with your young children (under 10 years old)? Remember how you would let them win? Your logic was to help them gain confidence in their skills, and also to keep them playing.   Well my grandkids apparently didn’t get the memo: Let Your Grandpa Win Sometimes.   We were babysitting Molly […]

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What a Nice Surprise

By on April 14, 2016 in Uncategorized with No Comments

I had back surgery a few weeks ago. They worked on decompressing three vertebrae and fusing one of the three. So now I’m in the recovery/rehab period. Learning to walk again is interesting. I never gave much thought to walking. I put one foot in front of the other and moved forward. Pretty simple; been […]

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The Easter Family Lunch

By on March 28, 2016 in Uncategorized with No Comments

On Easter Sunday, my wife and I went to our daughter’s house for an Easter Sunday lunch. We had a great time. Many of my son-in-law’s family were there: George, Mary, Cindy, Buddy, Theresa (the other grandma), Mike and Kelly. What a fun group. You can only imagine what the decibel level was like combining […]

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Where Did That Come From?

By on March 2, 2016 in Uncategorized with No Comments

Brayden was about half way through his lunch when he asked Edie, “Grandma, can I have two cookies?” Kids know what they want and when they want it. Precision is important to them especially when cookies are concerned. Edie said, “Not until you finish all of your lunch, Brayden. At least finish your egg white.” […]

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What I Wish for My Grandchildren

By on February 24, 2016 in Uncategorized with No Comments

When I was giving the “speech” at my youngest son’s family dinner the evening before his wedding I said, “Every parent’s wish is that their children grow up to be good people, that they meet that special person with whom they can share their life with, and have a life filled with love, joy, and […]

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Craving Attention

By on February 17, 2016 in Uncategorized with No Comments

Sometimes stories take on a life of their own and go in a direction that is, well, a little out there. This story uses creative license in the conversations between me and my grandkids. I hope you enjoy it. I think kids crave attention. It’s important to them and it’s their way of standing out. […]

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Bum Rap

By on February 10, 2016 in Uncategorized with No Comments

“I did what? No I didn’t” 15 minutes earlier It was around 8:35PM, Edie and I were settling in for the evening, ten minutes into one of our favorite shows, when the phone rang. I put the show on hold, as we always do when the phone rings, and settled into watching the paused picture […]

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Grandpa’s Can Be a Disruptive Force

By on February 3, 2016 in Uncategorized with No Comments

My wife and I share taking Molly to the bus stop in the morning. I naively thought we basically did the same thing. Oh how wrong I was. I was talking with Edie the other day about how my morning goes when I show up at Neysa’s (my daughter and the Mom of Molly and […]

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Mr. Honky Honk

By on January 28, 2016 in Uncategorized with No Comments

“Brayden, what are you doing?” He looked at me as if I was from a different planet. You know that look. The one that says, “Are you serious, grandpa? Isn’t it obvious?” He said, “I’m putting on my boots and jacket. I’m going outside.” Not, “I want to go outside”, but, “I’m going outside”. “Why […]

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