Author Archives: Cynthia Bond Hopson

Grandparents Are Absolutely Grand

Grandparents Really Are Grand! First there was Clara and Amos who became Grandma and Papa. Then there was Orelia and Alvin who became Grandmommy and Granddaddy. Today Roger and I, better known as GG and Poppy to our four grands, … Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate Today Just Because…

September has triumphantly arrived and so far, this year we have celebrated just about every kind of day—National Ice Cream Day, Be Kind to Humankind Week, Labor Day, Siblings Day, and the list goes on. I’ve declared today Happy Ordinary … Continue reading

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Be Kind for Goodness Sake This Week

Be Kind to Humankind this week, for goodness sake This is my favorite week of the year—Be Kind to Humankind Week—so if you were planning to be mean and nasty this week, fuggedaboutit! Yep, there’s a week designated for kindness … Continue reading

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Senior Citizens, Their Day of Honor, Needs Cooler Name

Senior citizens and their day of honor need a cooler name… I’m about to change categories and I’m not ready or happy about it—you know the one that asks “what is your age range?” Up to now I’ve fit neatly … Continue reading

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Reading is Not Just Fundamental, it’s a Lifesaver

Reading is not just fundamental, it’s fun… The pompous guy next to me at the banquet the other night asked in a “gotcha” kind of way “What’s the most important thing you’ve ever learned?” I was unnerved initially because who … Continue reading

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Let’s Make This our Best School Year Ever

I swear summer seems to get shorter and shorter and before you know it, school’s back in session. (This isn’t real swearing, I promise.) I warmly remember summers spent chopping, picking, pickling, canning, raking, shelling, cutting, shucking anything that got … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Sure We Feed Those Who Are Hungry

Being hungry is no joke I laugh at the commercials for a best-selling candy bar that shows what happens when we’re hungry. “You’re not you when you’re hungry,” the tagline goes, and it shows people being mean, nasty, downright short-tempered, … Continue reading

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I’m Feeling Some Type of Way

We should all be feeling some type of way… Every Christmas, after we’ve eaten everything in sight and can barely move, those of us of a certain age gather around the children and young adults for our annual language lesson. … Continue reading

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Little Things Matter

I was at the grocery store last week at 7 a.m. and the strangest thing happened. Everybody and his cousin smiled and greeted me like we were old friends. Understand I am pretty friendly between 10 a.m. and 4 a.m. … Continue reading

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Family Reunions are Important, Fun

“It’s so nice to come together,” Gamble & Huff (from the O’Jays’ Family Reunion) I’ve been hanging out at the Dixon-Goodlow family reunion this month and I had a ball! Yes, it is an annual thing but the more we … Continue reading

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