5 Great Gifts for Grandparents

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Are you looking for a truly special gift for a grandparent? One that goes beyond the latest gadget, coffee table book, scarf or wallet? For a gift that is certain to move them deeply, check out the 5 great Gifts for Grandparents listed below. These 5 gifts for grandparents vary in time and cost and …

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Family Recipes

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The art of cooking and perfecting coveted recipes is underappreciated these days. Decades ago, families used to cook meals together. Centuries ago, the preparation of the main family meal was a daylong custom with many participants to remember the steps and ingredients, it was part of their legacy. Keep the flavors of your family alive by recording your favorite recipes.

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Shirtsleeves to Shirtsleeves in Three Generations

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You may have heard the old proverb, “Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations”. In Japan, the expression goes, “Rice paddies to rice paddies in three generations.” The Scottish say, “The father buys, the son builds, the grandchild sells, and his son begs.” In China, “Wealth never survives three generations.”

Around the world, there are many different variations all used to describe the tendency of the third generation of a family to squander the wealth obtained by the first generation.

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Remembering My Great Grandmother

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I recently came across a photo of my great grandmother as I was cleaning out an old box. She was standing next to a flower bush wearing a white polka dot dress. I vaguely remember her…her voice, her laughter, her smile, her personality. I must have been about 10 when she passed away. Looking at …

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How To Date Old Photos – Discovering your Family History

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Do you have an album or box of old family photographs? Are they labeled? Unfortunately, most were not as it was assumed families knew the person in the photo. All is not lost, though, as you may still be able to identify your ancestors by knowing what decade a photo is from – by learning how to date old photos.

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