About

Barbara and Harry are a nice Jewish couple, married for 73 years, who moved back to the old neighborhood, to L.A.'s first retirement community. Of course, Boyle Heights has changed a bit since Barbara dubbed it "a Jewish Tijuana," circa 1930! Barbara is a social butterfly and problem solver, Harry (who passed away in October 2010) was a self-taught Zen master with a yen for science and exploration. We've enjoyed the wit, wisdom and weirdness of our grandparents for our whole lives, and think it's high time the rest of the world got a chance. The OGs blog promises all Cutie and Pop Pop, all the time. Tune in for a daily dose. (OGs stands for Original Grandparents.)

Nice things people have said about the OGs:

"It is impossible not to be moved by the strength of Barbara, who, despite the loss of her children and her beloved husband, is happy and strong and has found a way to live with her loss." - Huma Qureshi, The Guardian

"Charming... hip nonagenarians... a small phenomenon."-Dikla Kadosh, The Jewish Journal

"Fantastic and hilarious... completely heartwarming." -IHeartJews.com

"The newest and best blog in LA!" -ruth666, LA Metblogs

"Check out their blog, they are cute as pie!"- Twist of Lime

"But don’t let their almost-triple-digit ages fool you. Barbara and Harry are about as hip as any Tweeting-Facebook-using-20-somethings. The oldest, and most fascinating, bloggers in the world."-ShalomLife

"The most adorable website you'll see all day. -Glamour.com

"[The OGs] are are full of charming advice, romantic gestures, fascinating memories and modern-day adventures. It's no wonder their website has become a viral hit." -Los Angeles Times

"Simply the most adorable old people you can ever imagine... The Internet has become supersaturated with videos of animals in ridiculous situations, TV mishaps, and babies being babies. So, what we're saying is that maybe old people are the new animals and babies. If so, these old people are the best of the bunch and perhaps the first to make growing old look like an actual pleasure." -The Village Voice online

"This is a truly inspiring story of how LOVE lasts if you work for it!!!" -Diddy, Diddyblog

"The Internet's Most Popular Original Grandparents." -Urlesque

"[Cutie] REALLY likes to Yelp. And she's good too. If she had gotten into the game a little earlier, say, three or four decades ago, she might be giving Jonathan Gold a run for his money." -Mediabistro

"Perhaps the most interesting site about “OGs” on the Internet." -Huffington Post 50
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OGs PRESS CLIPS AND WEB LINKS

HARRY COOPER'S OBITUARY
L.A. Times
http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-harry-cooper-20101031,0,548...

OGs PRINT MEDIA

L.A. Times Column One
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-grandparents-20100614,0,7742613,...

The Guardian (U.K.)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/sep/29/barbara-cutie-cooper-...

Jewish Journal feature
http://www.jewishjournal.com/articles/item/original_grandparents_blog_fr...

Jewish Journal cover story about Jews in Boyle Heights (mentioned)
http://www.jewishjournal.com/articles/print/boyle_heights_not_yet_forgot...

Toronto Star

S MODA Spanish fashion journal
http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardschave/8116558570/in/photostream

TELEVISION

The TODAY Show
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/37278452#38104697

Australia’s Morning Show
http://au.tv.yahoo.com/the-morning-show/video/-/watch/20820923/

CNN
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2010/07/18/levs.internet.grandpare...

Thai TV, Channel 7

Japanese NHK TV - "Tokudane Toukou Doga"
http://the-ogs.com/japaneseTV

Tucson Morning Blend - Website of the Week (Yelp.com featuring Barbara "Cutie" C.)
http://www.tucsonmorningblend.com/videos/130572458.html

Cutie gives love advice to KTLA's Dave Malkoff
http://www.ktla.com/videobeta/a63d3faf-f6d5-4adc-bdf4-d6a9501db260/News/...

RADIO

NPR
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128489672
http://public.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/atc/2010/07/20100715_atc_19.mp3

BBC5 Up All Night
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19791260

ONLINE MEDIA

CNN.com
http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/07/14/original.grandparents.blog.marriage/

ShalomLife
http://www.shalomlife.com/eng/10423/Meet%20The%20OGs

Village Voice blog
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2010/07/cutest_grand...

Glamour.com
http://www.glamour.com/sex-love-life/blogs/smitten/2010/06/introducing-t...

Diddy’s blog
http://www.diddyblog.com/2010/07/eternal-love/

Tonic
http://www.tonic.com/article/married-72-years-ogs-blog-stars/

Babble
http://blogs.babble.com/strollerderby/2010/07/16/meet-the-original-grand...

The Skorpion Show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHf7vmIFMfg#t=25m33s

Urlesque
http://www.urlesque.com/2010/07/27/the-ogs-original-grandparents/

Seniors for Living
http://www.seniorsforliving.com/blog/2010/08/03/the-ogs-arent-typical-bl...

Mediabistro
http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlLA/tangled_web/90something_blogger_cu...

Steve Slon's The Connected Caregiver blog
http://beclosegroups.com/blog/?p=322

My Cub Corner
http://mycubcorner.blogspot.com/2010/09/making-relationship-last-love-jo...

Advanced Style
http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com/2010/09/ogs.html

Marriage Tales
http://marriagetales.wordpress.com/2010/10/16/l-a-grandparents-married-f...

Bank Rate
http://www.bankrate.com/finance/personal-finance/4-frugal-ways-to-become...

Jose Julian Lopez' blog.

Huffington Post 50
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/25/barbara-cooper-fall-in-love-for...