August 2013 Newsletter
Feel for me this month as I am going through a Detox. I look
forward to a time when I climb out on the other end all bright and
shiny. Believe me a Detox is sent to try the character! So much
easier just to take a pill, except that doesn’t work in the long
run and invariably one gets worse. Whereas after a detox it feels
There is more information on Live Water Therapy and
Detoxification on the Creative
It is that time
again to think ahead and prepare for
SEPTEMBER 8th, 2013
Read interesting facts and figures about Grandparents
National Grandparent’s Day was created in 1978 by Jimmy Carter.
It is traditionally celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day.
What is its purpose?
According to the proclamation:
“As we seek to strengthen the enduring values of the family, it
is appropriate that we honor our grandparents.
“Grandparents are our continuing tie to the near-past, to the
events and beliefs and experiences that so strongly affect our
lives and the world around us. Whether they are our own or
surrogate grandparents who fill some of the gaps in our mobile
society, our senior generation also provides our society a link
to our national heritage and traditions.”
The day was the brainchild of Marian Lucille McQuade a mother of
fifteen. It was she who built a campaign involving Churches, civic
groups, political leaders and local businesses. It took her five
years to make it a reality.
Some Great Activities for
Grandparents love to tell stories. So, get out the tape recorder
or the video cam and have a grandchild be the interviewer.
Encourage the grandparents to share family heritage experiences.
Example: "Poppa what is your favorite meal?" "I just love … now I
remember one time when Nana was making …" and the grand old
stories get passed along.
Tell a shared creative story. You start the story and you select
"Once upon a time …" After starting the story you pass it along
to the grandparents to continue and weave the magic, who then pass
it along to the grandchildren, who create wild and wonderful
twists with the story. Finally you have them pass it back along to
you to end it off with a happy ending. . This is a fun activity,
also great for traveling.
Our best suggestion for a Grandparents Day Gift is
Photo-to-Artwork. This is a great way to say thank you for help
you have received from them.
We specialize in collages. You can put all your grandchildren
into one picture. You can also do a separate picture for each
grandchild, several grandchildren in one collage, or several
aspect pictures of the same grandchild at different ages (as in
the creation above).
Meet my grandson Brooklyn-Ace (above) now 16 months old.