Find Your Family Fun Honoring Grandparents.

By Melissa Shrader Editor/Publisher Loveland Macaroni Kid September 14, 2020


A quick mention about our grandparents.

We have been very fortunate to have parents and grandparents with us for a long time. At least I have. My husband grandmother help raise him and care for him in high school while his parents went to the East Cost to begin a franchise. She was a huge influence in his life. 

My maternal grandmother Gertrude or Grandma Na passed away the day I graduated from college. I can remember it like it was yesterday. My maternal Grandfather Grandpa Pa passed when our daughter was 3. I miss him greatly. He was the patriarch of the family and things have not been the same since. We was fortunate to have him with us for a long time. My husband got to spend a time with him fishing and watching football games. I remember holiday dinners, sitting on his lap, having jalapeno eating contests, and watching him hold our daughter. 

I was fortunate to have my paternal grandmother with us till this year. She passed at the end of March when all the COVID Crazy happened and we never had a "real" funeral. However our little family honored her in our own way and will miss her. 

My daughter is very fortunate to have both sets of grandparents alive and we spend a lot of time with them. I know she will have wonderful memories of holidays, playing on the farm, watching the stars and sleep overs at the grandparents houses. 

On that note I'd like to say Happy Grandparents to all of the grandparents. You are the heart and soul of the family and are deeply loved by those around you. Remember you are special.  

Keep a Watchful Eye! 

The calendar will slowly begin to repopulate with in person events and we will keep virtual events too. Many of the usual events we would normally see during the summer have been canceled and will not resume again till next year. Some have just rescheduled. Keep an eye out I will be verifying events asap and regularly.  We will update you as we get information. Most updates will happen on Facebook and here. 

Online Events and Gatherings that are open to all are welcome on our calendar. Do you have a virtual class, A virtual event, Something fun for everyone?  Post it on our calendar at

Don't forget to checkout Facebook too for other events that have been popping up randomly since the State has changed the Stay at home quarantine to the Safer at home guideline.

If you have other things you want to see Mac Kid do drop me an email. If you want to partner with Mac Kid I'd love to hear from you.

Remember with any event, If the weather looks questionable, - Always check in with the event itself to be sure the event is still on! You can call or text me as well. ESPECIALLY IN SPRING AND FALL. Now that COVID has come please comply with the COVID guidelines requested by each establishment and organizer. If you have a question with their policies pleases contact them directly.

If you have the newsletter you only have part of the fun! I post on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, Instagram with holiday and everyday crafts, recipes, special offers, contests, news and new events. (see the tabs on the right or at the bottom to visit the social site) 

Wishing you Love, Light and fun for the week (and your life) ahead! 

Stay safe, Stay healthy, Love, Live and Be Fierce for what you believe, 

Melissa Shrader 

Editor and Publisher Loveland Macaroni Kid

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