Saturday, September 11, 2010

Grandparents Day..................




The impetus for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation was to champion the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

When is Grandparents Day?
In 2010, Grandparents Day falls on Sept. 12th

GRANDPARENTS

Grandparents bestow upon their grandchildren
The strength and wisdom that time
And experience have given them.

Grandchildren bless their Grandparents
With a youthful vitality and innocence
That help them stay young at heart forever.

Together they create a chain of love
Linking the past with the future.
The chain may lengthen,
But it will never part...

~Author Unknown~

1 comment:

  1. This is BEAUTIFUL! Great Job to all of you! I love that we can visit here to catch up! Ryland says to pass along a "hello" to everybody! Many Blessings to each of you!

    The Phipps (Don, Jenn and Ryland)

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