National Grandparents Day

From this website: I learned that:

  •  National Grandparents Day officially became a holiday in 1979
  • It is, however, not a public holiday
  • It is observed by giving gifts and cards to the grandparents

If you are already are grandparent, you know that the benefits are many. You don’t have the same 24/7 responsibilities you had with your own children, so you can be “softer” in your relationship. If you want to read about other grandparents’ experiences, you might want to pick up a copy of Grandparents from Chicken Soup for the Soul, a series by editor-in-chief Amy Newmark.

What’s great about this book is the way the grandparents who write their experiences write from their hearts. There may be no literary geniuses among the authors, but there is plenty of what the subtitle says:  101 Stories of Love, Laughs and Lessons Across the Generations.

I plan to call my grandson, who just celebrated his birthday on 9/11, which makes that day a day of sadness and gladness for me, and tell him he can wish me Happy Grandparents Day!  Enjoy the day, even if you can’t  visit in person, you can visit by phone,email, or via the Internet.

P.S. One of our local librarians, Roz Warren, is also a prolific freelance writer. Oneof her stories is in this book ans she has authored about seven of these stories for the series. Yay! Roz.

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