Friday, August 29, 2008

Everything's Ducky at GU

I always say the key to GU's success rests with our terrific, dedicated, hard working and committed to having fun while we pursue our mission. So it made sense that our quacker jack team should take a breather before we head into a busy fall and challenge ourselves to a ducky new adventure. Hence the debut of GU's Duck Pin Bowling League! Congratulation to Lindsay Moore who took home the fowl trophy after fighting off her closest competitors, Sheri Steinig and Terence Kane. It was a striking day and no one spared their best effort. Enjoy the photo of Team GU and have a wonderful Labor Day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Show Your Support for Pre-K

The Wall Street Journal printed an op-ed “Protect Our Kids from Preschool” this past weekend. To read the op-ed, click here. Supporting strong pre-K is a bipartisan issue. To leave a comment in the opinion forum created for the op-ed, go here. Quality early care and education are essential to children's success in school and society, and this is the basis for Generation’s United’s Seniors4Kids ( work. Thanks everyone for helping to show your support!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A Good Grandmother Isn't Hard To Find

Good afternoon folks:

I want to alert you to a wonderful and heart-warming blog from an old friend of GU, author Michael Morris. Michael is author of the fantastic novel Slow Way Home, a heart-warming story about the strength a young boy drawls from the relationship with his grandparents.

He’s posted a real-life account of the role his grandmother played in his life on the cleverly-titled blog, “A Good Blog Is Hard to Find,” written by a group of southern authors. Here’s a quick excerpt (be sure to check out the whole blog):

For years, I thought the relationship I had with my grandmother was unique and something most people could not relate to or understand. And yet, through the years I have encountered others not like Senator Obama who have known special relationships with their grandparents – relationships that fostered life changes and often provided a detour to destructive journeys. The stories belong to young children and senior adults alike, who at the mere topic of their grandparents can be reduced to tears.