The Washington Times - January 23, 2009, 12:38PM

Baby boomers — that aging generation that resists growing old — are opting for other names besides “grandma” and “grandpa” now that they increasingly are becoming, um, grandparents, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.

They want something cool and hip to reflect their image of themselves.


Some boomer granddads are telling the young ‘uns to call them “Sheriff” or “Papa Doc,” while some grandmothers are going with “Glamma” and “Coco.”

I just wonder what they’re calling their grandchildren.  “My kid’s kids?”  “The visitors?”  “Collateral damage?”

I’ve been griping a little about getting older.  Then I saw “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” about a guy who gets younger as he gets older.  I did not know that was an option.  I’m doing that!

You can’t avoid aging, even if you’re the coolest person on the planet.  You could be 70 years old and playing lead guitar for a neo-emo rock band and skateboarding to your Krav Maga class while listening to your Zune — and you will be that “cool old guy.”