We need to go back to the way it was 30 years ago, when everybody had Grandma and Grandpa, and we were willing to pass moral judgments about right and wrong.
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word "boo."
The best baby-sitters, 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.
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.
When I was 7 years old, I put on shows for everyone at my grandpa's funeral. I was always the little entertainer.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
I cherish the memories of a question my grandson asked me the other day when he said, 'Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?' Grandpa said 'No... but I served in a company of heroes.'
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
Everybody's got the seam of goodness in them, Kit," said Grandpa. "Just a matter of whether it can be found and brought out into the light.
Country music is still your grandpa's music, but it's also your daughter's music. It's getting bigger and better all the time and I'm glad to be a part of it.
Before my grandpa built his own church, we went to the neighboring town, and it was a white community. You know, up north, mostly middle European people and Indians, Chippewa Indians. We were welcome to that church, but once we got in, they didn't know what to do with us.
I'm going to be your grandpa! / I have the biggest smile. / I've been waiting to meet you for such a long, long while.
Does Grandpa love to baby-sit his grandchildren? Are you kidding? By day he is too busy taking hormone shots at the doctor's or chip shots on the golf course. At night he and Grandma are too busy doing the cha-cha.
But in the east the sky was pale and through the gray woods came lanterns with wagons and horses, bringing Grandpa and Grandma and aunts and uncles and cousins.
She seems to have had the ability to stand firmly on the rock of her past while living completely and unregretfully in the present.
I'm still raising kids myself, so I don't feel like a grandpa
When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture.
What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children.
If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it!
I would love to go back and travel the road not taken, if I knew at the end of it I'd find the same set of grandkids.
Uncles and aunts, and cousins, are all very well, and fathers and mothers are not to be despised; but a grandmother, at holiday time, is worth them all.
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