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  • IT SEEMS (as they say, whoever “they” are) only yesterday our granddaughter Kyla was a little girl, playing with her dollhouses and Disney Princess stuff, modeling her impressive collection of dance costumes, playing youth soccer, and happily being the center of her universe.

    Last Sunday we threw a so-called "Grownups-Only" party for some friends and neighbors. Kyla (age 10) came with her mother.

    We grandparents couldn’t have been more pleased and proud at how she interacted with the so-called “grownups.” Here you see her in earnest, animated conversation with one of our literary colleagues.
  • I HAVE no idea what they were discussing. Whatever it was, she had his undivided attention, and was as poised and confident as many I’ve known several times her age.
  • IT BEHOOVES us to love our children and grandchildren while they’re with us. Inevitably, the paths will diverge – although not too widely too soon, we hope.
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