Comments on: Not Your Average Grandparents http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 18 Mar 2014 06:14:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Gabriela http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-447450 Gabriela Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:28:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-447450 It’s grate the job of this artist i love the photos so diferents of other , a see other pictures of grandmas to of the same artistist in this blog take a look if you wanna see more :) Alfalfa

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By: rachelle http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-437494 rachelle Sun, 10 Feb 2013 01:23:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-437494 hi, that little sentence fragment “when Mr. Blair and I lived in Greece…” caught my eye- do you have any posts about Greece or when you were there? Because we go to Greece often with our kids to visit family I’d love to have any of your wonderful designer-traveler-parent advice/insider info to go on. Thanks! (LOVE your website- simply wonderful and more importantly, SO inspirational)

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By: miss luna http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-437182 miss luna Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:39:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-437182 hi Gabrielle, I’m one of your French readers :) about one of the first comments on this article, the project is called Mamika: I invite you to check their website, it’s the story of a photographer/director that offered his beloved GrandMa some fun when she started to feel lonely and sad around the photo project. Great love story between these two, one great book http://www.amazon.fr/Mamika-Sacha-Goldberger/dp/2353150853/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360334382&sr=8-1 and they’ve just gathered the money to do a short-movie around Mamika character :)
http://www.sachabada.com/site.html

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By: Christine Crosby http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-436247 Christine Crosby Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:29:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-436247 Gabrielle,
With your permission, I’d love to re-post this to our blog site http://www.grandmagazine.com giving you and the artist full accreditation. Please let me know. Thanks.

Also, would like to give you a link to a complimentary subscription to our magazine – GRAND – The magazine for grandparents and their families
http://www.grandsub.com

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By: Kate Frishman http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-436026 Kate Frishman Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:01:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-436026 Oh, I LOVED that commercial! To me, that is exactly how life should work – taking on new and different things as we age, instead of falling more and more into the familiar.
Here’s a link to the commercial on the ABC News website:
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/video/super-bowl-2013-taco-bells-viva-young-commercial-18394836

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By: Rebecca Alexis http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-435937 Rebecca Alexis Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:39:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-435937 This so celebrates the joi de vivre! i hope when I am older I will be brave enough to do something like this. currently, I am not sure if any of the boys’ grandparents would actually want to participate in something like this….well maybe the one with the taxidermied armadillo, maybe….xxoo

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By: Cassandre http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-435923 Cassandre Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:44:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-435923 My husband’s grandfather would totally do this. I can see him working a crossword puzzle perched up on a wall somewhere. He started running 5Ks in his 60s and is still running them in his late 80s. I love how competitive he is; he is constantly talking about the “rascals” who beat him.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-435922 Design Mom Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:36:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-435922 Working for the CIA? Wow! What fantastic stories. I love that you call them your heros.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-435921 Design Mom Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:35:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-435921 Hah! I can just imagine it. We’ll be saying: 80 is the new 40!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-435920 Design Mom Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:35:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-435920 I think you mentioned you’re based in the UK, so you probably didn’t see it, but there was a fun commercial from Taco Bell during the Super Bowl about staying young. I liked it! I’ll see if I can find a link.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-435918 Design Mom Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:33:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-435918 I love the river story! What an adventure.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-435917 Design Mom Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:33:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-435917 Can’t wait to check it out, Maria! Thank you.

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By: Ann http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-435891 Ann Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:00:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-435891 I tend to think when you are 70, you and Ben Blair will still think of yourselves as young, or at a stretch, maybe middle aged. :)

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By: Marie http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-435836 Marie Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:50:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-435836 Love your phrase “giant joy”! This reminds me of the excellent cartoon I watched with my young siblings last night. Have you seen “Hoodwinked”? The grandmother is secretly an extreme sporter. Wonderful!

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By: Lauren http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-435825 Lauren Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:09:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-435825 This is awesome and my grandparents would totally do it. They are my heros and every time I chat with them I find out more incredible things about their lives- like how they worked for the CIA before it was even called the CIA and lived in tents at the edge of the jungle to decode secret messages, or how my grandmother fell and cut her head (at age 80) while walking on a rope bridge on some remote island and was stitched up by the tribal doctor. My grandmother loves to tap dance, so that’s probably what she’d be doing in the chair :)

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By: Chi @ 106 http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-435802 Chi @ 106 Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:44:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-435802 What a great find! :D

I’d be too chicken to do anything so daring (I’m scared of heights!) but my husband and I intend to remain as as fun and eccentric – as we think we are now – for the rest of our lives.

I just love anything that flies in the face of stereotypes – none moreso than those relating to age, especially in today’s ageist society.

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By: Azra http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-435791 Azra Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:52:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-435791 I love this installation. It is genius. Hope to be a risk-taker at an old age! I will show it to my in-laws (they are visiting).

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By: Becca F http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-435780 Becca F Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:47:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-435780 My grandma would have loved this!

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By: ami@naivecookcooks http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-435779 ami@naivecookcooks Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:45:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-435779 Perfect! This makes me remember of my grand mother who is still daring! She writes poetry and runs a school!! You are so right that we hope we can be like them when we reach 70′s!

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By: Shannon { A Mom's Year } http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/not-your-average-grandparents/comment-page-1/#comment-435778 Shannon { A Mom's Year } Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:44:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30440#comment-435778 Wow! Love it. My grandparents would totally do this–Grandpa Tony is nearly 88 and still climbs around on his roof fixing things. (Although I’m not sure my grandparents could sit still long enough to do this…!)

Your story of your grandmother riding a donkey reminds me of the time my family went tubing on a nearby river. Grandma was floating along just fine when all of a sudden she flipped over backward! She popped up laughing and I remember thinking the same thing you did: I want to be like that when I’m 70.

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