Saturday 10 December 2016

Mary Kenny: broody to be a grandma!

Sixty-somethings can't wait for their children to start reproducing

Published 14/02/2016 | 02:30

Mary Kenny
Mary Kenny

I hadn't seen Gemma for a few years - we had both grown up in the same part of Dublin - so it was nice to catch up with her again and chat.

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When it came to family matters, she said that her two offspring were now in their 30s and both had jobs which seemed to suit them quite well. "But I wish to God they'd settle down and start having babies! I mean, while we're still young enough and fit enough to be active grandparents." Gemma and her husband are heading for their mid-60s.

"I'm sure they'll start breeding soon enough," I said, doing agony aunt. "Once their peers begin popping sprogs, they'll follow. It's infectious."

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