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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

They Don’t Want to Live With You, Either

Sometimes I think we all watched too many episodes of “The Waltons.” Remember? At bedtime, the lights blink out, one by one, in the old farmhouse. Goodnight, John-Boy. Goodnight, Jim-Bob. Goodnight to Mama and Daddy and, of special relevance to readers here, goodnight to Grandma and Grandpa.

Back then, the multigenerational family was the norm, we sigh. Read the full article on NYT New Old Age


  1. This article really hit home for me. I can remember my mother telling us time and time again ‘When I get old, I don’t want to live with any of my kids. I want to go and live with The Little Sisters of Poor.’ Perhaps my mom was way ahead of her time in her thinking.

    — Rita Files

  2. My mother in law tells her kids (my husband being one of them) that she doesn't want to live with any of them...as a matter of fact she wasn't crazy about them living with her!

    My kinda of gal!!!

    Patricia Grace

  3. New Braunfels, TXMarch 27, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    The last thing I want to do is live with my kids! My husband and I purchased long term care insurance just so we could avoid it. I know my kids love me and I love them but the last thing they need is mom moving in and usurping any parental authority. My sister moved in with her son and now her grandchildren come to her for permission on everything. That is not a good situation. I am determined not to fall into that trap.


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