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Sep. 11, 2007 by boo

Grandparents Day

This past Sunday was Grandparents Day (September 9th). Did you honor your Grandparent(s)? I don't remember celebrating such a thing growing up, so I Googled it. It turns out Grandparents Day was started in 1978 with a proclamation by then President Jimmy Carter. The intent was to champion the cause for the lonely elderly in nursing homes (see grandparents-day.com for more info).

It's a shame that we have to establish an official day to honor, much less remember, the elderly. Sure the greeting card industry is making a killing on Grandparents Day, but no one is twisting my arm to buy a card, I could make one if I really wanted to. Grandparents would probably like it more if it were hand-made.

Our elders are important... they have a wealth of practical wisdom and life experience to share. Let's not wait until the next official Grandparents Day to visit/remember/honor them. It's still not too late...

What do you think we can do to honor the elderly?


Comments

"The gift of time. Elders love to "talk stories" while the new generation are always in a rush. Let's take time for them and they surely would appreciate it :) "

Posted by Lizas Eyeview on Sep. 12, 2007

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