The greatest benefit of getting older has been to have grandchildren. The role of grandmother comes with all the marvelous joys of being a mother, and none of the duties. It hasn't been a full-time job fraught with the worries and responsibilities. My daughter carries those now. Being Grammy means hugs. It comes with the joy of watching some extraordinary young people grow and discover their world, guided by two intelligent and loving parents. It is a job I highly recommend.
(Ruthanne took the picture of Charlie & Me)