Pauline Daniel held a book launch at Touchstones on May 31. Photo submitted

Baby boomer ‘Buba’ writes touching tribute to grandson

‘The fun of being a grandparent is an anti-aging formula in itself’

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Nelson Star

Pauline Daniel had no intention of being a typical “buba”, the knitting, story-telling, Russian-speaking babushka of her youth. She runs her own business, works out and lives in her jeans. So, when her grandson Jack was born, she brought her unique style to grandparenthood. And thanks to him, Tuesdays would never be the same.

What started out as a Facebook post, Tuesdays with Jack quickly grew into a celebration of beginner grandparenting. Filled with sacred moments, loyalty and love– and interspersed with heart-warming and tender photos—her experiences with Jack encourage her to open her heart and help her appreciate the beauty of growing older gracefully.

“The fun of being a grandparent is an anti-aging formula in itself,” Daniel says.

Daniel’s Tuesday visits with Jack also provide a myriad of innocent, insightful and insanely entertaining gems: “I hear you but I’m not listening”, “skipping is the fastest way to get around” and “when your book comes out, I’ll sell it at my lemonade stand.”

“Of course, there are billions of grandmothers – and probably more than a few grandfathers – who might have considered (writing) a similar memoir. But, as Daniel will be the first to tell you, there is only one Jack.”

The book launch for Tuesdays with Jack was held at Touchstones Museum on May 31.

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