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Thoughts On Grandparents, On Your Special Day

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Happy Grandparents Day!  On this occasion, we’re sharing some funny and profound thoughts on being a grandparent.

ladynittingWe appreciate all our grandparents do, and are especially grateful for all our clients who have our medical alert systems to keep them young and independent and safe!  Please feel free to print or forward this list, and enjoy!

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~Author Unknown

What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars’ worth of pleasure. ~Gene Perret

Grandmothers are just antique little girls. ~Author Unknown

Grandfathers are just antique little boys. ~Author Unknown

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. ~Welsh Proverb

A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world. ~Charles and Ann Morse

A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television. ~Author Unknown

What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. ~Rudolph Giuliani

A house needs a grandma in it. ~Louisa May Alcott

Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends – and hardly ever our own grown children. ~Ruth Goode

When a child is born, so are grandmothers. ~Judith Levy

Never have children, only grandchildren. ~Gore Vidal

There’s no place like home except Grandma’s. ~Author Unknown

If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers. ~Linda Henley

Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric. ~Pam Brown

We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me. ~Phyllis Theroux

It’s one of nature’s way that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us. ~Igor Stravinsky

Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends. ~Allan Frome

A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween. ~Erma Bombeck

Grandchildren don’t stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them. ~Gene Perret

When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. ~Ogden Nash

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete. ~Marcy DeMaree

Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. ~Author Unknown

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever. ~Author Unknown

Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. ~Lois Wyse

Uncles and aunts, and cousins, are all very well, and fathers and mothers are not to be despised; but a grandmother, at holiday time, is worth them all. ~Fanny Fern

It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace. ~Christopher Morley

A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart. ~Author Unknown
If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first. ~Lois Wyse

Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things. ~Author Unknown

They say genes skip generations. Maybe that’s why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable. ~Joan McIntosh

Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being. ~Margaret Mead

To become a grandparent is to enjoy one of the few pleasures in life for which the consequences have already been paid. ~Robert Brault

My grandkids believe I’m the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too. ~Gene Perret

I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture. ~Susan Strasberg

My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle. ~Henry Youngman

If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it! ~Hannah Whithall Smith

It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother – that’s why the world calls her grandmother. ~Author Unknown

Do you know why grandchildren are always so full of energy? They suck it out of their grandparents. ~Gene Perret

Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old. ~Mary H. Waldrip

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. ~Proverb

An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly. ~Gene Perret

If nothing is going well, call your grandmother. ~Italian Proverb

Elephants and grandchildren never forget. ~Andy Rooney

A grandma’s name is little less in love than is the doting title of a mother. ~William Shakespeare

I don’t intentionally spoil my grandkids. It’s just that correcting them often takes more energy than I have left. ~Gene Perret

The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida. ~Dave Barry

Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap. ~Doug Larson

To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren. ~Art Linkletter

A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do. ~Lois Wyse

I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have – if only for self-defense. ~Gene Perret

The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent. ~Sam Levenson, You Don’t Have to Be in “Who’s Who” to Know What’s What

Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love. ~Author Unknown

The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap. ~Author Unknown

I have a warm feeling after playing with my grandchildren. It’s the liniment working. ~Author Unknown

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ~Alex Haley

Grandmother – a wonderful mother with lots of practice. ~Author Unknown

On the seventh day God rested. His grandchildren must have been out of town. ~Gene Perret

A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside. ~Author Unknown

One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather. ~Joy Hargrove

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers. ~Lewis Mumford

Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet. ~Gene Perret

It’s amazing how grandparents seem so young once you become one. ~Author Unknown

By the time the youngest children have learned to keep the house tidy, the oldest grandchildren are on hand to tear it to pieces. ~Christopher Morley

Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated. ~Paulette Bates Alden

If your baby is “beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time,” you’re the grandma. ~Teresa Bloomingdale

A garden of Love grows in a Grandmother’s heart. ~Author Unknown

A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend. ~Author Unknown

Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old; it’s the knowledge that he’s married to a grandmother. ~G. Norman Collie

The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children’s children. It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future. ~Charles and Ann Morse

Grandparents are similar to a piece of string – handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren. ~Author Unknown

What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I’d like to say that grandparents are God’s gifts to children. And if they can but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they can mature at a fast rate. ~Bill Cosby

You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. ~Irish Saying

A grandmother is a mother who has a second chance. ~Author Unknown

Being pretty on the inside means you don’t hit your brother and you eat all your peas – that’s what my grandma taught me. ~Lord Chesterfield

Two things I dislike about my granddaughter – when she won’t take her afternoon nap, and when she won’t let me take mine. ~Gene Perret

No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet. ~Author Unknown

I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather – not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car. ~Will Shriner

I like to do nice things for my grandchildren – like buy them those toys I’ve always wanted to play with. ~Gene Perret

My grandchild has taught me what true love means. It means watching Scooby-Doo cartoons while the basketball game is on another channel. ~Gene Perret

My granddaughter came to spend a few weeks with me, and I decided to teach her to sew. After I had gone through a lengthy explanation of how to thread the machine, she stepped back, put her hands on her hips, and said in disbelief, “You mean you can do all that, but you can’t play my Game Boy?” ~Author Unknown

Soon I will be an old, white-haired lady, into whose lap someone places a baby, saying, “Smile, Grandma!” – I, who myself so recently was photographed on my grandmother’s lap. ~Liv Ullmann

Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS. ~Gene Perret

Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother. ~Edward H. Dreschnack

My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, “Gramma, do you know how you and God are alike?” I mentally polished my halo while I asked, “No, how are we alike?” “You’re both old,” he replied. ~Author Unknown

“You’re more trouble than the children are” is the greatest compliment a grandparent can receive. ~Gene Perret

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