I grew up living in a house with my parents, brothers and grandparents. My grandparents taught me how to play poker, cook Matzoh balls and appreciate a long afternoon reading a newspaper (and then, perhaps, we’d spend the next few hours writing a well-thought-out letter to the editor).
I’m not alone. A record 60.6 million Americans — nearly one in five — now live in multigenerational households, according to research recently released by Pew. The number includes homes with two or more adult generations or ones with both grandparents and grandchildren.