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March 19, 2014

Jim Bailey: Grandkids’ varied activities keep grandparents hopping


As I tried to come up with the answers when the questions were read, I ascertained early on that in math I am NOT smarter than a fifth-grader.

We watched Jason a week later at his Upward Basketball game. His team, the Clippers, lost to the best team in the league. He scores off and on and is still learning defense, but he sets a mean pick. His mom, Becky, is the assistant coach, using all the knowledge she gained from grade school ball at Park Place Elementary.

There was more. Gracie’s dance team performed during the pregame at an Indiana Pacers game. And Courtney, who is into culinary arts, made a Mickey Mouse birthday cake for Bonnie’s big 7-0 last December.

Cameron missed school the day after his baptism with a sore throat. He went to school a day later, armed with mentholated cough drops, which were confiscated by school officials who said he couldn’t take them without a doctor’s order. It seems school policy considers cough drops to be medicine. I dunno…

Jim Bailey’s column appears on Thursday. He can be reached by email at

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