Putting the Great in Grandparents

A recent conversation reminded me of the very human side of genealogy, as seen through the eyes of a child:

Dee, a cousin and friend of mine has several grandchildren. Recently Emily, aged 5, wanted to call her “great-grandmother” since her 9 year-old cousin, Tayah, was calling Dee great-grandma. Tayah is a step great-granddaughter.
Emily was reminded that Dee was her grandmother, but not her great-grandmother.

A follow-up phone call resulted in a direct request from Emily to call her “great-grandmother.” The reason?

“Because, Grandma, you do great things for me.”

Obviously, this grandmother is doing something right!


About maryjlohr

Avid genealogist.
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2 Responses to Putting the Great in Grandparents

  1. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill 😉
    Author of “Back to the Homeplace”
    and “13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories”

  2. I loved listening to you on the Genealogy Gems Podcast. Your enthusiasm for genealogy is contagious! I look forward to your blog posts.

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