Sunday, September 09, 2012
Louisa May Alcott: "A house needs a grandma in it."
Thomas Bailey Aldrich: "To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent — that is to triumph over old age."
Joyce Allston: "Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child's growth as vitamins."
Irina Baronove-Tennant: "It's so important to give your children and grandchildren inspiration ... Teach them to notice, to pay attention, to appreciate, and to be inquisitive. Don't just look, try to see."
Dave Barry: "The best babysitters, of course, are the baby's grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida."
Marjory Barslow-Greenbie: Beautiful old people are works of art."
Paulette Bates Alden: "Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated."
Hilaire Belloc: "Dear Grandmamma, with what we give / We humbly pray that you may live / For many, many happy years: / Although you bore us all to tears."
Teresa Bloomingdale: "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."
Erma Bombeck: "A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween."
Anthony Brandt: "Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family."
Thomas Berry Brazelton: "Grandparents who want to be truly helpful will do well to keep their mouths shut and their opinions to themselves until these are requested."
Pam Brown: "Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric."
Pearl S. Buck: "Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked."
Gail Lumet Buckley: "Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future."
Have a wonderful day, all you lovely grandparents!