intergenerational

MotherDaughterWalk
At 32, I didn’t expect to move into my mom’s basement. I also didn’t expect to miss it so much, now that I’m gone.
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Growing up, we got our Christmas trees from Mr. Munro, the man who owned our house before us.
My sister and my grandmother, who I called Dibi.
My grandmother lived with Alzheimer’s disease for years. And for years, my family and I would say things like:
Amy Goyer explains how the new StoryCorps app helps generations connect and record the wisdom of our elders in the Great Thanksgiving Listen project.
Thanksgiving is approaching and families across the nation will be gathering to eat, maybe watch TV and, I hope, enjoy time together. But one of the most common questions I get this time of year is, “How can I get the generations in our family to interact more?” This year I have a great answer: Participate in StoryCorps’ Great Thanksgiving Listen using its new free app.
airportmoms
I’m 32 and I live in my mom’s basement.
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One of my very best friends died three years ago. He happened to be my grandfather, who was 96 years old. He  was ready. It was time.
LineDancingDC
There were  yoga classes in California’s Silicon Valley and  line dances in Washington. There were  bocce ball matches in Rochester, N.Y., and  water volleyball games in Mason City, Iowa. But best of all, across the country, there were younger people and older people coming together to participate.
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Who’s contacting me at online dating sites? It would appear to be the much younger and the much older.
Family sack race
I’m always surprised when I hear friends or colleagues say that their families rarely get together for reunions. That’s because between me and my husband, there are at least a couple to choose from every year. So we usually pick one and set aside some vacation time for it.
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I met Arthur six years ago, thanks to an online ad.
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