Celebrating Grandparents

September 15, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR (b)lines) - This past Sunday was Grandparents' Day, and as I was remembering mine, I culled the Internet for quotes about grandparents, finding some that were funny and some that were touching.
  • The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy.  ~Sam Levenson
  • Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.  ~Welsh Proverb
  • 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
  • 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
  • Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends.  ~Allan Frome
  • 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
  • It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.  ~Christopher Morley
  • They say genes skip generations.  Maybe that’s why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable.  ~Joan McIntosh
  • 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
  • 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
  • If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.  ~Italian Proverb
  • Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.  ~Doug Larson
  • 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
  • The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap.  ~Author Unknown
  • 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
  • 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
  • No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet.  ~Author Unknown