Monday, September 10, 2018

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY

Sunday was a special day, so if you forgot it or didn't celebrate, here is a gentle reminder from a grandmother.



HAPPY GRANDPARENTS' DAY



These are my grandparents on my mother's side of the family. You've probably seen this photo before. I don't have my dad's parents on this computer. But I wish them all a Happy Grandparents Day, my angels in Heaven. 



From National Geographic:
GRANDPARENTS PLAY A special role in their grandchildren’s lives—as bestowers of life lessons, personal values, family traditions, and unconditional love. Whether they are helping their own children parent or have taken on the role of full-time caretakers, grandparents nurture their grandchildren emotionally, physically, and socially.
Marian McQuade, a native West Virginian, appreciated the importance of these elders and their vital role in families. In the 1970s, she began campaigning for a designated day to honor grandparents. McQuade worked to raise awareness around the value and support of senior citizens, and West Virginia became the first state to celebrate Grandparents Day in 1973. Finally, through her persistence, President Jimmy Carter declared in 1978 that the first Sunday after Labor Day would be officially recognized as National Grandparents Day.
The day has since been adopted internationally, with celebrations in Australia, Poland, Hong Kong, Singapore, and many other countries, but the date of each holiday varies. For instance, in the United Kingdom, it is observed on the first Sunday in October, and Poland recognizes grandmothers and grandfathers separately—on January 21 and January 22, respectively.
Have a great week.

14 comments:

  1. My grandparents are all in Heaven as well.

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    1. Heaven is a beautiful place, Alex. Someday we'll meet them again.

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  2. Mine are all gone as well. Should have remembered for my kids however:( Thanks for the reminder!

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  3. I have neither grandparents nor parents left. (But I do have a wonderful mother and father-in-law.)

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    1. It's great that you are blessed with a wonderful mother and father-in-law, Diane.

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  4. My grandmother is still alive and in better health that all of us haha

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    1. Good for her. We grandmas are thankful for our health.

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  5. Excellent post Beverly, being a grandmother of four who I never see it was a sharp reminder what I am missing.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne. I know it's tough not seeing your grandchildren. I haven't seen my boys in California for ten years. The girl came with her parents in July, which was nice. When I was a kid, we visited my grandparents at least once a month. We lived close by, though, which makes a difference. Maybe one day, you'll get to see yours. I hope so. Hugs.

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  6. Luckily, by chance, my parents were traveling and stopped by and so did my father-in-law, so Ayla got to spend the day with her grandparents. :)

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    1. That's so nice. Glad your daughter and you and a chance to visit with each other.

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  7. I had a special bond with the grandparents I knew. Miss them all the time. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I know how you feel, Jess. Every once in a while I get out the old photographs and remember.

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