EP – 162 Talking about a Good Grandpa

Ted Page joins the conversation this week to discuss his work to define and capture what it means to be a “Good Grandpa.” Since the last time we spoke, Ted has started a journey of writing a book that he hopes allows him to capture the different ways and attitudes of being a grandfather.

In his own words, Ted hopes “…to harvest and share the collective wisdom of grandpas all around the world in a wide range of countries and cultures, from Cherokee Native Americans in North Carolina, to Maine fisherman, to tribal elders in Kenya, to Captains of Industry in Connecticut.” As part of this quest to gather and share the wisdom of many grandfathers, Ted will ask them to distill down their responses to answer the following question: “What is the #1 thing? The most essential and powerful wisdom you’ve learned that you want the next generation to know?”

During our conversation, you will learn the responses that Ted has gathered so far from Tom Brokaw and John Cleese. You may or may not be surprised, but everyone has a different “1 Thing.” If you are already thinking about your answer to this question, reach out to Ted at [email protected] and let him know your answer. Who knows, you might end up in his book.

Once you have listened to this conversation, please share it with three friends who would enjoy listening to Ted’s insights about being a Good Grandpa.


Click on the following link to listen to my conversation with Ted as we talk about his experience with being a grandfather and his blog, Good Grandpa. https://cool-grandpa.us/2021/07/ep-40-good-grandpa/

To sign up for Ted’s blog and to check out Good Grandpa, use this link: https://goodgrandpa.com/

Check out Ted’s Instagram page at: https://www.instagram.com/goodgrandpablog/

You can follow and connect with Ted on LinkedIn by clicking this link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ted-page-b79482/

If you would like to reach out to Ted and say hello, or better yet, talk to him about being a Good Grandpa, you can connect with him by using this email: [email protected]

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My Grandpa’s Grandpa

When it is time for bed, Charlie’s grandpa tucks Charlie in. Charlie asks his grandpa many questions about his grandpa’s grandpa. Charlie’s grandpa shares a magical moment as he introduces Charlie to his great-grandpa through fun memories.


This is my children’s book, created to entertain and inspire conversations about other family members that the children may not have had the opportunity to meet.



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