Showing posts with label grandparent day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label grandparent day. Show all posts

Friday, 31 August 2012

Grandparents Day

I don't know who my grandfather was

I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

                                                                                                         - Abraham Lincoln
Some of the world's best educators are grandparents.
                                                                                                       - Charles W. Shedd
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.

                                                                                                                                 - Anne Sexton
It is one of nature's ways that we often feel closer to different generations
than to the generation immediately preceding us.

                                                                                                             - Igor Stravinsky

The closest friends I made all through life have been people who also grew up
close to a loved and loving grandmother or grandfather.

                                                                                                          - Margaret Mead

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature.
But beautiful old people are works of art.

                                                                                   - Marjory Barslow-Greenbie
The roses of my grandmother are as yellow as my grandfather, who was born in Asia.

                                                                                               - Eugene Ionesco, "The Lesson"

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
                                                                               - Lewis Mumford,"The Brown Decades"
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
                                                                                               - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
                                                                                                            - Oscar Wilde
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
                                                                                                           - Lydia m. Child
Now that I've reached the age where I need my children more than they need me,
I really understand how grand it is to be a grandmother.
                                                                                                - Mrs. Margaret Whitlam
Our mothers and grandmothers...moving to music not yet written.
                                                                                                              - Alice Walker
A grandma's name is little less in love than is the doting title of a mother.
                                                                                                  - William Shakespeare
...she is the teeming mother of mothers the bearer of them that shall grow and
  be mates to the mothers.
                                                                                                           - Walt Whitman
Just as a father feels it is all ending and his children are off to start their own
families,a new role begins. In midlife, Dad may experience his second "fatherhood"
as a grandparent.
                                                                              - Alvis F. Poussaint, "Fatherhood"
Theophilis, daughter of Cleocha, made it - Daughter, Mother, Grandmother.
                                                                                                                   - Nossis
They pampered me, especially my grandmother.... I loved her with all my heart.
                                                                                                                - Camara Laye
If God had intended us to follow recipes,

He wouldn't have given us grandmothers.
                                                                                                     - Linda Henley