Sally Wendkos Olds

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Gender Female
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation writer, speaker
Location New York, New York, United States
Introduction I started this blog to talk with other modern grandmothers about how you enjoy your grandchildren -- and I recently broadened the focus to include topics of interest to anyone of grandparent age, whether you have grandkids or not. My book "Super Granny: Great stuff to Do with Your Grandkids" inspired the blog, but if you go to my website,, you'll see that I have many other interests and have written on lots of them in 11 books and more than 200 articles about child development, family life, human relationships, health, and travel. As an oral historian, I have conducted video and audio interviews for several major projects. I’m an avid reader and a people-person.I would love to hear from you. Please leave comments and email me through my website.
Interests Spending time with family & friends, especially my five grandchildren and three daughters; reading, writing, running, bicycling, movies, theater, travel, political activism to make the world a better place, women's needs, new experiences, anything that makes me laugh or cry or think
Favorite Movies The Intouchables, Slumdog Millionaire, An American in Paris, The Sound of Music, Lili, The African Queen, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Water, Babel
Favorite Music Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles, Jean Ritchie, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, Beethoven's and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concertos, Schubert's Trout Quintet, Broadway tunes, anything that Jenny, Anna, Lisa, & Nina play!
Favorite Books Wild Swans, Ulysses, Little Women, Our Granny, Bird by Bird, A Fine Balance, Nectar in a Sieve, The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable Topic of Human Waste, Schindler's List, Citizens of London

Why don't you ever wear a scarf? It doesn't need to be cold outside for your neck to feel naked.

I do wear a scarf sometimes, especially the beautiful new red velveteen one with black fringe that my daughter Nancy gave me for the holidays!