PHOTOS: Why I Love Grandma and Grandpa!

Tell your Grandma or Grandpa why you love him or her here on Patch for National Grandparents' Day!

Whether you call them Grandma and Grandpa, Grammie and Grampy or Nonna and Nonni the love between a grandparent and a child can be some of the deepest bonds we know in our lifetimes. Grandparents are often the missing link in families, shuttling kids to and from sporting events when needed and being home after school to see smiling faces off school buses. In a moment’s notice, a grandma or a grandpa is ready and willing to help and ready and willing to spoil! 

This Sunday, Sept. 9 is National Grandparents’ Day and we hope you’ll take the time to upload a special photo of you and your beloved grandparent (or your child and his or her grandma or grandpa) and say what that person means to you and your family.

Part of the campaign of National Grandparents’ Day is to preserve family history and legacy. There’s no better way to start doing that than by documenting your bonds here on Patch among your community of friends and neighbors.

According to Grandparents-Day.com, the holiday was established by Marian McQuade, a housewife from Fayette County, West Virginia. “Her primary motivation,” the website states, “was to champion the cause of the lonely elderly in nursing homes.” President Jimmy Carter declared the every first Sunday after Labor Day National Grandparents’ Day in 1978. 

Farrah Nettleton September 07, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Love this Nicole!!!! Fabulous pictures!!!!!
Janis D'Andrea September 07, 2012 at 02:02 PM
♥♥♥♥, Grammie Jan, aka Granny Janny
Vinay September 07, 2012 at 02:54 PM
It's a great occasion, especially for those families where a grandparent is parenting the grandchildren. They need to celebrate, and they need to be pampered. Grandparents are important and this article says it all http://www.aha-now.com/are-you-ready-for-being-a-grandparent/ . It's a great idea to share our love for our grandparents in this way. Way to go! Thanks :)


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