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    Celebrity crushes and the GRAND Social

    Anthony Newly and Tom Jones - Courtesy

    My fellow #GenerationFabulous friends are participating in a blog hop today. This closed Facebook group of truly fabulous women runs a blog hop each month, which usually ends up—in some manifestation—as a feature on Huffington Post.

    I participated in the first #GenFab blog hop, which carried the theme of "What would you tell your 20-year-old self." This time around it's all about celebrity crushes. I don't have any. Didn't really have any, at least not of any post-worthy proportion. Not as an adolescent. Not as a teen. Not as a young mother, old mother, grandmother. I could have made such a declaration into a full-blown post, but each time I considered such, I thought, "Why should I post a post saying I have nothing to post?" How boring that might be for all of us. So I'm not participating this time.

    Many of the lovely ladies of our #GenerationFabulous group did and do have crushes, though, and they did participate. linking up their posts en masse. Please take some time—after participating in the GRAND Social below, of course—to check out the crushing good posts of my fellow #GenFab friends. Two of the many places you'll find it is on Grilled Grandma Caryn's blog and the blog of regular Grandma's Briefs commenter Ginger Kay.

    First things first, er, second, I guess, and that would be what's going down here: the GRAND Social link party for grandparents. Thank you for linking up your posts if you're a blogger, and for reading the posts of others whether you're a blogger or not. I'm grateful for your participation and the grand thoughts you share. Enjoy!

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog specifically about grandparenting, but you must be a grandparent who blogs.
    • Posts shared can be an old one or a recent one, your choice.
    • To link up, copy the direct link to the specific post you want to share, not the link to your blog's home page. Then click the blue "Click here to enter" text below and follow the directions to add your post to the list.
    • You can add up to three posts, but no duplicates, please, and none you have promoted on a previous GRAND Social linky.
    • No contests, giveaways, or Etsy sites, please.
    • Adding a mention at the bottom of your linked posts, such as This post has been linked to the GRAND Social linky, is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button using the following code:


    <a href="" target="_blank"><img src=" " alt="Grandma’" width="125" height="125" /></a>


    • The GRAND Social linky is open for new posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
    • If you're not a blogger, you have the pleasure of being a reader. All bloggers who link up would be honored to have you—bloggers and readers—click, visit, read and comment.

    READERS and PARTICIPATING BLOGGERS: Please visit the posts others have linked to by clicking on the thumbnail photos. Comments are always appreciated by the bloggers whose links you visit, even if it's simply "Hey, stopping by from GRAND Social."

    Thank you for participating in the GRAND Social!

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    Reader Comments (11)

    Good Morning Lisa! Thanks for hosting. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    February 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Tom Jones was a sexy dude. I saw him in concert a few years ago and it was horribly disappointing. Some sex symbols are meant to stay in the 60's.

    February 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Greenthal

    Not even George Clooney just a little?!

    February 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    NonnieKelly I do have some...a lot, actually. But none that are so huge or interesting that I could make an entire post of my infatuation. I never liked George Clooney much until seeing Up in the Air. As he's gotten older, he's definitely gotten better, I think.

    February 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    Thank you for the linkup this week!! I just qualified by becoming a grammy to identical twin girls a week ago :-)

    February 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWholeHearted Home

    I had a teen crush on Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees! I agree Lisa...George Clooney has gotten better as he's gotten older.

    February 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie E.

    Celebrity Crushes--Yes! George Clooney and as far back as Elvis, Vic Damone, Tommy Sands and even a couple of others (along with Johnny Mathis) because I didn't know then that they were gay! I thought, back then, that "gay" meant happy.

    February 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    Thank you for mentioning me! I'm glad I'm not the only woman alive who never had crushes of that sort. I really don't understand them, even though I know many women of all ages who develop crushes rather frequently and ferociously.

    February 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGinger Kay

    Thanks for the shoutout, Lisa, to the GenFab bloghop.

    I think Tom Jones is very sexy. Hugh Laurie (House) is a musician and recently had a PBS special of time spent in New Orleans with accompanying musicians. One of the musicians was Tom Jones, and he still makes my heart skip a beat. Sounded great, too.


    February 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCathy

    I thought I never had crushes on celebrities, because how could you have a crush on someone you'd never met? But, then I went to hear Jonathan Edwards in a concert and when it came time to ask for his autograph after the concert, I was struck dumb. I made my husband ask him:)

    February 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol Covin

    :) Would you believe it, my grand-teen was singing one of Tom Jones' songs recently! What goes around keeps coming around. :) Have a lovely Valentine's Day - I LOVED that Ivory post too, gotta try that. We've been having fun with vinegar and baking soda lately and that would fit in well. Thanks! :)

    February 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaye Swain
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