Friday, September 4, 2009

Grandparent's Day-Why Grandparents are the Best

My Grandparents:
Great Grandparents Dorothy and Eldon Lindsey Sr. (R.I.P.)
Great Great Grandma Catherine Willimas (R.I.P)
Great Grandma Robert Williams Sr.
Marsha and Robert Williams (Mimi and Papa)
Barbara and Marnel James Sr. (Great Grandparents)
Esther Lynn Clark and Melvin D. Clark (Great Grandparents)
Elsie Givens-Great Grandma
Joni M. Clark (Grandma J)
Marcus D. Clark

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

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