Honor the Grandmothers

Dakota and Lakota Women Tell Their Stories
Author: Sarah Penman
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
ISBN: 9780873516723
Category: Social Science
Page: 153
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In this poignant collection of oral histories, four Indian elders recount their life stories in their own quiet but uncompromising words. Growing up and living in Minnesota and the Dakotas, Stella Pretty Sounding Flute and Iola Columbus (Dakota) and Celane Not Help Him and Cecelia Hernandez Montgomery (Lakota) share recollections of early family life interrupted by years at government boarding schools designed to eradicate tribal culture. Recounting their complex lives, the grandmothers reveal how they survived difficult circumstances to become activists in Indian politics, reconciling urban with reservation life and Christianity with native spirituality. Defying stereotypes, these clear and forthright voices are unforgettable.

The Grandmothers' Movement

Solidarity and Survival in the Time of AIDS
Author: May Chazan
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773581782
Category: Political Science
Page: 234
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At the height of the African AIDS crisis older women mobilized across two continents and an ocean of difference to change the lives of innumerable African women confronting insecurity, violence, grief, and illness. In 2006 the Stephen Lewis Foundation launched its Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, seeking to organize Canadians in solidarity with "Africa's grandmothers" - older caregivers who had lost their children to AIDS and were left to raise their grandchildren. Four years later, some 10,000 Canadians had joined the campaign. May Chazan's The Grandmothers' Movement explores the encounters, ideas, and circumstances that shaped this remarkable story of solidarity and struggle. Based on interviews, family trees, personal journals, and archival materials, Chazan provides the first analysis of the movement. Through personal reflections and powerful vignettes from nearly a decade of participation in grandmothers' lives in South Africa and Canada, she presents untold narratives and brings new humanity to the AIDS crisis in Africa. The Grandmothers' Movement tells a story of hope while challenging conventional understandings of the global AIDS response, solidarity, and old age. It is about the power of older women to alter their own lives through collective action and about the influence of transnational cooperation to effect positive global change.

Charlie and the Grandmothers


Author: Katy Towell
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375899324
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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A visit to Grandmother’s house has never been so frightening. . . . Charlie and Georgie Oughtt have been sent to visit their Grandmother Pearl, and this troubles Charlie for three reasons. The first is that he’s an exceptionally nervous twelve-year-old boy, and he worries about everything. The second is that the other children in his neighborhood who pay visits to their grandmothers never seem to return. And the third is that Charlie and Georgie don’t have any grandmothers. Upon their arrival, all of Charlie’s concerns are confirmed, as “Grandmother Pearl” quickly reveals herself to be something much more gruesome than even Charlie’s most outlandish fears could have predicted. He and Georgie are thrust into a creepy underworld created from stolen nightmares, where monsters disguised as grandmothers serve an ancient, evil queen by holding children captive as they slowly sap each one of their memories and dreams. But something is different about Charlie. His worrisome nature, so often a burden, proves an asset in this frightening world. Will he be able to harness this newfound power to defeat the queen and save his sister?

Ein Kind der Liebe


Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442733644
Category:
Page: 287
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The Grandmothers


Author: Kathleen Coburn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 233
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The Grandmothers

Four Short Novels
Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061847660
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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In the title novel, two friends fall in love with each other's teenage sons, and these passions last for years, until the women end them, vowing a respectable old age. In Victoria and the Staveneys, a young woman gives birth to a child of mixed race and struggles with feelings of estrangement as her daughter gets drawn into a world of white privilege. The Reason for It traces the birth, faltering, and decline of an ancient culture, with enlightening modern resonances. A Love Child features a World War II soldier who believes he has fathered a love child during a fleeting wartime romance and cannot be convinced otherwise.

The Grandma’S Drama


Author: Beverly J. Walker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524524328
Category: Fiction
Page: 278
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Some might say that she is an enigma: this sophisticated forty-year-old grandmother, a widow of twenty years, has been celibate for the duration. After Nyja raised her daughter, in an appropriate manner, she is ready to resume an active sex life. She finds the man of her dreams. However, after their marriage, all chaos breaks out. Nyja finds herself responsible for raising her grandson, just when all she really wants in life is the one thing she has denied herself of for so longa man. But can she turn her back on her daughter now, just when she needs her the most? Nyja finds that she is not the only grandmother, living the dilemma of grandmothers raising another generation; she and other grandmothers in this story learn that their will is strong, but what is even stronger is a grandmothers love.

Searching for Life

The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo and the Disappeared Children of Argentina
Author: Rita Arditti
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520921665
Category: History
Page: 251
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FROM THE BOOK:"I want to touch you and kiss you.""You are my mother's sister and only one year older; you must have something of my mother in you."—A found child after being returned to her family Searching for Life traces the courageous plight of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, a group of women who challenged the ruthless dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983. Acting as both detectives and human rights advocates in an effort to find and recover their grandchildren, the Grandmothers identified fifty-seven of an estimated 500 children who had been kidnapped or born in detention centers. The Grandmothers' work also led to the creation of the National Genetic Data Bank, the only bank of its kind in the world, and to Article 8 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the "right to identity," that is now incorporated in the new adoption legislation in Argentina. Rita Arditti has conducted extensive interviews with twenty Grandmothers and twenty-five others connected with their work; her book is a testament to the courage, persistence, and strength of these "traditional" older women. The importance of the Grandmothers' work has effectively transcended the Argentine situation. Their tenacious pursuit of justice defies the culture of impunity and the historical amnesia that pervades Argentina and much of the rest of the world today. In addition to reconciling the "living disappeared" with their families of origin, these Grandmothers restored a chapter of history that, too, had been abducted and concealed from its rightful heirs.

The Grandmothers


Author: Janvier Chouteu-Chando
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781097363919
Category:
Page: 34
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In this extraordinary story of family, love, loyalty, altruism, social solidarity and betrayal, Janvier Chouteu-Chando exposes us to the influence of three grandmothers in the lives of their grandchildren, and their uphill battle to mitigate the negative influences of their irresponsible children.The reader is taken hand-in-hand through the lives of the characters in their doubts, estrangement, sense of loss and grip on hope, exposing insights that explain the humanity in us. We end up wondering whether these remarkable ladies are involved in acts of penance or acts of salvation, even as we find an explanation from the words of Lois Wyse who wrote that "A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do.The Grandmothers comes before "Dark Shades", and precedes "The Hunger Fire" in the short story collection entitled "Me Before Them".

The Grandmothers

A Family Portrait
Author: Glenway Wescott
Publisher: 秀和システム
ISBN: 9780299150242
Category: Fiction
Page: 388
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Inspired by his grandmother's heirlooms, Alwyn Tower recreates the family history during the early days of southern Wisconsin

The Grandmother's Bible

New International Version
Author: N.A
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780310938019
Category: Bibles
Page: 1829
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With a year s worth of devotions by women such as Ruth Graham, Elisa Morgan, and Elizabeth George, special Saturday and Sunday devotions, and a wealth of articles, prayers, and other features, the Grandmother s Bible gives guidance and encouragement for today s active grandmother to instill a legacy of love, acceptance, faith, and character in her grandchildren."

The Honey Pit

Finding the Grandmother's Way
Author: Loralee Dubeau
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504327950
Category: Fiction
Page: 318
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The Honey Pit: Finding the Grandmothers Way is a novel that will have a powerful and inspirational effect on all women. The teachings are timeless, enriching and thought provoking. The story chronicles the mystical experiences of New Englander Laurel Cannon, who at age forty finds herself divorced from a short-lived marriage. Laurels practice of Native American ceremonies leads her to a womens society initiation and on an inspirational journey to uncover and heal her buried sadness. After nine months of preparation, Laurel finds herself questing alone on a hill in the scorching heat in an isolated Texas town, hoping to find clarity to deal with lifes challenges. After a series of encounters and teachings from an elder Native American woman, Laurel finds herself entering The Honey Pit - a place for healing deep within. In the end, she envisions a path of empowerment by embracing the teachings, her feminine self and sacred purpose.

Annie and Snowball and the Grandmother Night


Author: Cynthia Rylant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416982531
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Annie and Snowball get to spend the night at her grandmother’s house in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read story from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of Henry and Mudge. Annie is spending the night at her grandmother’s house. So is her pet bunny, Snowball. Grandmother nights are full of fun things like baking cookies, braiding hair, and telling bedtime stories that always give them sweet dreams. Annie can’t wait to see what surprises Grandmother has planned for tonight!

The Grandmother's Bible

New International Version, Spring Violet Italian Duo-Tone
Author: Zondervan Publishing House,Zondervan Bibles
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780310949756
Category: Bibles
Page: 1829
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The Grandmother's Bible---now available in large print---features a year's worth of devotions by women such as Ruth Graham, Elisa Morgan, and Elizabeth George; special Saturday and Sunday devotions; and a wealth of articles, prayers, and other features. The Grandmother's Bible gives guidance and encouragement for today's active grandmother to instill a legacy of love, acceptance, faith, and character in her grandchildren.

Basket Tales of the Grandmothers

American Indian Baskets in Myth and Legend
Author: William A. Turnbaugh,Sarah Peabody Turnbaugh,Museum of Primitive Art and Culture
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 210
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Storytellers from over 100 Native American societies lend their voices to this fascinating collection. From creation myths to ghost stories and fables, Indian baskets provide the theme for over 250 traditional selections, each recounted in the words of its narrator. More than 280 historic photographs celebrate the traditional beauty and lore of American Indian basketry. Woven together into one unique volume, these cherished stories, informative commentaries, and exciting illustrations document the rich heritage of Native North American basketry.

Und wieder die Liebe

Roman
Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783455043914
Category:
Page: 428
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Die Autorin Sarah bringt ein Bühnenstück über eine grosse Liebende heraus und erlebt dabei auf ihr selbst unbegreifliche Weise, als über 60jährige Frau, noch einmal die Lust und Qual leidenschaftlicher Verliebtheit.

Grandmothers at Work

Juggling Families and Jobs
Author: Madonna Harrington Meyer
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814738877
Category: Social Science
Page: 293
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Winner of the 2014 Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award presented by the Gerontological Society of America Young working mothers are not the only ones who are struggling to balance family life and careers. Many middle-aged American women face this dilemma as they provide routine childcare for their grandchildren while pursuing careers and trying to make ends meet. Employment among middle-aged women is at an all-time high. In the same way that women who reduce employment hours when raising their young children experience reductions in salary, savings, and public and private pensions, the mothers of those same women, as grandmothers, are rearranging hours to take care of their grandchildren, experiencing additional loss of salary and reduced old age pension accumulation. Madonna Harrington Meyer’s Grandmothers at Work, based primarily on 48 in-depth interviews conducted in 2009-2012 with grandmothers who juggle working and minding their grandchildren, explores the strategies of, and impacts on, working grandmothers. While all of the grandmothers in Harrington Meyer’s book are pleased to spend time with their grandchildren, many are readjusting work schedules, using vacation and sick leave time, gutting retirement accounts, and postponing retirement to care for grandchildren. Some simply want to do this; others do it in part because they have more security and flexibility on the job than their daughters do at their relatively new jobs. Many are sequential grandmothers, caring for one grandchild after the other as they are born, in very intensive forms of grandmothering. Some also report that they are putting off retirement out of economic necessity, in part due to the amount of financial help they are providing their grandchildren. Finally, some are also caring for their frail older parents or ailing spouses just as intensively. Most expect to continue feeling the pinch of paid and unpaid work for many years before their retirement. Grandmothers at Work provides a unique perspective on a phenomenon faced by millions of women in America today.

To Grandmother's House We Go And Stay

Perspectives on Custodial Grandparents
Author: Carole B. Cox, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826116918
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 352
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This book addresses the growing phenomenon of grandparents assuming responsibility for raising their grandchildren. Cox has assembled an impressive team of psychologists, social workers, and nurses, as well as lawyers and sociologists. They draw on their experience to explore the grandparent-grandchild relationship and its intricacies. Lack of preparation, social isolation, psychological and emotional stress, and financial strain all contribute to the myriad of issues involved in this new wrinkle in the American family. Additional topics include: ethnicity and diversity, social services and interventions, and policy reforms. This book will be of interest to all social workers and gerontologists working with custodial grandparents and their grandchildren.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging

Research and Clinical Perspectives
Author: Douglas Kimmel,Tara Rose,Steven David
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231509855
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging brings together cutting-edge research, practical information, and innovative thinking regarding the characteristics and processes of aging among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Written by experts in the field, the book covers a range of subjects and provides a comprehensive knowledge base for practitioners, students, and researchers. Contributors address topics such as sexuality, relationships, legal issues, retirement planning, physical and mental health, substance abuse, community needs, gay and lesbian grandparents, and a model agency dedicated to delivering services to the senior LGBT population. Their writing takes a gay-affirmative approach that focuses on resilience, coping, and successful adaptation to aging and is sensitive to the importance of historical oppression in the lives of older members of sexual minorities. The authors also pay close attention to ethnic and cultural issues and identify where further research is needed. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging is a groundbreaking collection of some of the most significant voices in this area of research today. Gerontologists and those who serve the LGBT community are in great need of the information contained in this singular and definitive resource.