Thursday, September 10, 2009

National Grandparents Day

Thought this was interesting.  Never knew how Grandparents Day was started.  I found this online doing a search on Yahoo for National 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 2009, Grandparents Day falls on Sept. 13th


  1. i love that there is a day dedicated to celebrating grandparents. I am so blessed to have fantatsic granparents in my children's lives. They really do enrich our days!

  2. I love being a "Grama" I have 2 beautiful granddaughters.