Young people need something stable to hang on to - a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations.
My grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.
Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them.
The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.
My grandchild has taught me what true love means. It means watching Scooby-Doo cartoons while the basketball game is on another channel.
Soon I will be an old, white-haired lady, into whose lap someone places a baby, saying, "Smile, Grandma!" - I, who myself so recently was photographed on my grandmother's lap.
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.
On the seventh day God rested. His grandchildren must have been out of town.
Leaders inspire us because they bring out the best in us.
Beautiful old people are works of art.
Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.
Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven't thought of yet.
Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS.
A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside. 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.
I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have - if only for self-defense.
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure.
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren.
A grandma's name is little less in love than is the doting title of a mother.
In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.
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