The Quotable

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

~~Irish Blessing~~

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Words of Wisdom About Grandparents

Can you beat this? I received this from my dear friend Karen. This is wonderful and makes you smile each time you see it. The wonders of grandparenting. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.~Author Unknown

What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change,
and they giv
e me a million dollars' worth of pleasure. ~Gene Perret

Grandmothers are just 'antique' little girls. ~Author Unknown

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
~Welsh Proverb
A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead
of the television. ~Author Unknown

Never have
children, only grandchildren. ~Gore Vidal

Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just
a mother. The n
ext you are all-wise and prehistoric ~Pam Brown

Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because
Grandfathers have only so many horsy rides in them. ~Gene Perret

When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
~Ogden Nash

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just
you all day and now the day was complete. ~ Marcy DeMareeGrandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. ~Author unknown

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our
hearts forever.
~Author Unknown

If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren,
I'd have had them
first. ~Lois Wyse

My grandkids bel
ieve I'm the oldest thing in the world. And after
two or three hours with them, I believe it, too. ~Gene Perret

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! ~Hannah Whithall Smith

It's such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother - that's why the
world calls her grandmother. ~Author Unknown
Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing
old. ~Mary H. Waldrip

You do not really understand something unless you can explain
it to your grandmother. ~Proverb

An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again.
Anything long
er than that, and you start to age quickly. ~Gene Perret

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 f
lee to Florida. ~Dave Barry

I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have - if only for
self-defense. ~Ge
ne Perret

Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas
are short on critic
ism and long on love. ~Author Unknown

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of
little children. ~Alex Haley

- a wonderful mother with lots of
practice. ~Author Unknown

A grandparent is old on the outside but young on
the inside. ~Author

One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new
grandbaby around the finger of a gr
andfather. ~Joy Hargrove

It's amazing how grandparents seem so young once you
become one. ~
Author Unknown

If your baby is 'beautiful and perfect, never cries or
sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the
time,' you're the grandma. ~Teresa Bloomingdale

Grandparents are similar to a piece of string - handy to have
around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their
~Author Unknown

What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say
that grandparents are God's gifts to ch
ildren. And if they can
but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they
can mature at a fast rate. ~Bill Cosby

Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's the knowledge
that he's married to a grandmother. ~G. Norman Collie

Thanks be to God!


  1. These are precious. Sadly, I lost my grandparents quite early - one set before I became a teenager. The other set before I turned 20.

  2. Grandmothers cook the BEST food!

    I remember wonderful desserts like creamed sago, rice pudding, custard tarts, chocolate layer cakes, home made jams etc. All those lost arts and cooking is an ART.

    Great quotes Cathy loved em:).

    Peace, joy & love to you:)

    Marie xooxoxoxo

  3. What fun, Cathy! I know you must be the world's best grandma!

  4. Grandmothers are the absolute best...beautiful post...I just may have to print some of the words of wisdom...

  5. These are awesome, Cathy! I sure do need some "feel good" today and it is all here!


  6. What a great collection of quotes and photos, funny and sweet. May all your grandmothering days be blessed; your grandchildren are really blessed to have you, Cathy!

  7. Beautiful beautiful beautiful..thank you!

  8. Having children is a blessing but wathching your children have children .. there are no words to describe this. Being a grandparent is a wonderful gift from God.

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