Grandparents

The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy. ~Sam Levenson
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
I always give my grandkids a couple of quarters when they go home. It’s a bargain. ~Gene Perret
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
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
A married daughter with children puts you in danger of being catalogued as a first edition. ~Author Unknown
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
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. ~Ellen DeGeneres
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
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
Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents. ~William Osler
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
Most grandmas have a touch of the scallywag. ~Helen Thomson
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
Our land is everything to us…. I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember our grandfathers paid for it – with their life. ~John Wooden Legs, “Back on the War Ponies,” 1960, quoted in We Are the People: Voices from the Other Side of American History, edited by Nathaniel May and Clint Willis (Thanks, Jamie)
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
A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween. ~Erma Bombeck
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
Have children while your parents are still young enough to take care of them. ~Rita Rudner

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