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
View: 4152
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
View: 515
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.

The Grandmothers

Four Short Novels
Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061847660
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 3330
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.

Charlie and the Grandmothers

Author: Katy Towell
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375899324
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
View: 2225
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?

Las Abuelas

Author: Doris May Lessing
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788498721195
Page: 388
View: 6564

The Grandmothers

Author: Kathleen Coburn
Publisher: N.A
Page: 233
View: 1882

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: 0520215702
Category: History
Page: 235
View: 5969
"An acute and impassioned observer, Rita Arditti describes Argentina's 'dirty war' years and the heroic struggle of a group of Argentine grandmothers who set out, against all odds, to trace the whereabouts of their disappeared children and grandchildren. Admirably comprehensive, Searching for Life reminds us how ordinary citizens can stand up to tyranny and prevail. Even today, the evidence collected by this tenacious group of detectives has led to the arrest of one of the military junta leaders, General Jorge Videla. The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo are truly the unsung heroes of our time."—E ric Stover, Director, Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley "The power of RIta Arditti's Searching for Life lies in its thorough, incontrovertible information, and the irrefutable condition of historical truths. Her book is living, faithful and incorruptible monument that protects us against the dangers of forgetting. Her account is an indispensable weapon for those of us who have been protagonists, and as a way to awaken those who were spectators and those who have opted for the comforts of blindness."—Alicia Kozameh, author of Steps Under Water

The Grandmothers

Author: Janvier Chouteu-Chando
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781097363919
Page: 34
View: 565
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
View: 9507
Inspired by his grandmother's heirlooms, Alwyn Tower recreates the family history during the early days of southern Wisconsin

Chicken Soup for the Grandmother's Soul

Author: Jack Canfield,LeAnn Thieman,Mark Victor Hansen
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407030019
Category: Self-Help
Page: 384
View: 4836
Whether you're a veteran grandmother or a Granny-to-be, this collection of stories will warm your heart and make you laugh about the universal experiences of being a grandmother. This book celebrates the memories we make and the times we cherish with grandmothers: the women who can both spoil and be stern; who provide unconditional love and invaluable wisdom; who can share sage advice while sharing an ice cream. Chicken Soup for the Grandmother's Soul is the perfect thank-you to grandmothers everywhere - those special women who enrich our lives with joy and love.

Annie and Snowball and the Grandmother Night

Author: Cynthia Rylant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416982531
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 6481
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 grandmothers' club

Author: Alan Cheuse
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140104844
Category: Fiction
Page: 326
View: 2276
Mrs. Bloch, gathering with her friends at the local soda fountain each day tells the story of her son, a former rabbi and now a successful businessman

The Honey Pit

Finding the Grandmother's Way
Author: Loralee Dubeau
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504327950
Category: Fiction
Page: 318
View: 2714
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.

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
Category: Art
Page: 210
View: 961
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.

Grandmothers at Work

Juggling Families and Jobs
Author: Madonna Harrington Meyer
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814738877
Category: Social Science
Page: 293
View: 4974
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
View: 6398
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
View: 3118
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.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Author: Sandra S. Thomas
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434929272
Category: Child rearing
Page: 292
View: 5475
"Exploring the complicated choices grandparents, specifically grandmothers, make in regards to the permanent care of their grandchildren when the parents are unable to do the job, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren offers a great deal of insight into a common, but generally underrepresented, situation." --Publisher/Back cover

The Grandmother's Bible

New International Version
Author: N.A
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780310938019
Category: Bibles
Page: 1829
View: 5633
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."