Tagged People born before 1945

The four-generation barbershop

Bob Townsend of Summersville, West Virginia practically grew up in the barbershop that his father opened in town during the Great Depression. Now, he owns the shop and employs his daughter, son-in-law, and grandson there.

Back to school, with Grandpa

Melanie Salazar, 18, just started her first year at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, Texas, where her grandpa, Rene Neira, is completing his associate’s degree.

Long live Gan-Gan!

Photographer Annie Leibovitz recently shot this portrait of Queen Elizabeth, who just turned 90, with her five great-grandchildren and two youngest grandchildren.

A painter and his grandma

Archibald Motley, one of the most celebrated artists of the Harlem Renaissance, created two famous portraits of his grandmother, Emily, who was born into slavery in Kentucky.

Grandparents matter. Here’s how.

Grandparents matter in profound, enduring, and sometimes unexpected ways. That’s what I learned from these recordings, which were made by three American families for the oral history project StoryCorps.

Help a child to wonder

It’s not important that children know about nature, Rachel Carson believed; what matters is that they delight in it. But they won’t unless they’re shown the way, she warned.

Why stepgrandparents matter

“Standing at one remove from the new partnership, and all the hue and cry the blending of a family can involve, they have the potential to play a unique role for the stepgrandchild—part grandparent, part wise, trusted confidante.”

My hero

Maybe I would have made it through my 20s without him. But, to be honest, I can’t imagine how.

Meet the First Grandmother

“It’s important to remember the White House is such a bizarre place,” says the author of a recent book on the Obamas. “I think Mrs. Robinson acts as a calming presence.”