Category Archives: Grandparents

Darwin

(Photo by Natasha Tofias) That’s yours truly, Dear Readers, being “Gran” on my annual Christmas trip to Boston.  And those are my grandchildren- Carly (Caroline) age one and a half in my lap and Sam age three and half on … Continue reading

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MIA

You’ll notice, Dear Readers, there is no photograph at the top of today’s blog post. Well, thereby hangs a tale… I am back from a trip west to to meet my new grandson, Hendrix Benjamin Roffe. He was born in … Continue reading

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The Namesake

That’s my grandson- and future wearer of the Master’s hallowed green jacket- Sam. He lives in Boston with his mother, Natasha, his father, Zach, and his three month old sister, Caroline, aka Carly.   This post is about how Sam … Continue reading

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Pride Goeth…

The very dapper gentleman pictured above is my grandfather, Lewis Margolis.  I’m thinking about him because today- as you all know- is Super Bowl 50 Sunday. And I’ve got a dog in the hunt. Go Broncos! (Look who else is … Continue reading

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“That’s Nice.”

Bright and early the other morning, my daughter Natasha face-timed me from Boston. “Hi, Mom, we’re back and Sam wanted to say hi.” (My grandson Sam was entirely engrossed in his train set but when he heard the face-time sound, … Continue reading

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Postcard From Boston

Hello, Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea.  This is Sam Tofias, your roving cub reporter, checking in from Boston, Mass.  I’m writing this blog post today because my Gran is still recovering from her whirlwind Christmas … Continue reading

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Yankee Doodle Dandy

(Photo courtesy of Janeane Reis) Happy Summer, everyone.  This is Sam Tofias, your Boston roving cub reporter.  I’m writing today’s post because my Gran is still too exhausted from all of the holiday festivities to type.  She delegated the job … Continue reading

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Carved In Stone

Author’s Note:  This post is dedicated to all our fathers. Today, May seventh, is the one year anniversary of our dad’s death. This is the stone that has just been put up to mark his grave. You’ll notice the words … Continue reading

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Granny Redux by Sam Tofias

Good morning Mr. and Mrs. North and South America and all the ships at sea.  Let’s go to press. This is Sam Tofias, cub reporter age seven months, reporting in from Boston.  And I want to tell you all about … Continue reading

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The Granny Diaries by Sam Tofias

Dateline:  Boston.  Hi, all.  This is Sam Tofias, your roving cub reporter.  My assignment this weekend?  To cover the first visit of blogger, Ellen Ross. I nabbed this plum job because the literary scene is part of my beat- and Ellen … Continue reading

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