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Loving Grandma or Grandpa Quotes

Updated on April 26, 2016

Wording for Grandmother or Grandfather & Best Sayings about Grandparents!

My grandfather was fond of words, and I have inherited that from him. I enjoy collecting quotes to use in letters, birthday cards, crafts, scrapbooks, anniversaries, and so much more. Great words are also useful to use for speeches and for memorials. On this page you will find my very favorite quotations for and/or about grandmas and grandpas.

My grandparents have all passed away, but the memory of each of them lives on in my heart, in pictures and in letters. It is rare when a day goes by without me thinking of something one of my grandparents taught me or shared with me.

Whatever your interest in these sweet sayings, I hope you will find just the right words for your project or occasion. And if you have a wise or wonderful quotation to share, I invite you to share it in the guestbook.

Grandma Moses (artist) quote: "And life is what we make it. Always has been. Always will be."

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"When I'd do something bad,

my conscience would say,

'What would Grandma think?'

... She taught me the good side,

to act right, be polite."

— Victor Thompson

The Value of a Good Quote

A Fondness for the Written Word

My grandfather was fond of quotes, and of words in general. He had many poems and quotations memorized, that he would often share with others. As a grandchild lucky enough to live close enough to see him a few times a year, this fondness of words rubbed off on me. I am writer (and webmaster) and have affection for and interest in good quotes.

My children, too, have caught the bug. They frequently quote from great old movies and are avid readers of good books. My daughter has notebooks filled with wording she enjoys and my son often stops me to read an especially good passage from a Redwall or other well-written volume. Clever comic strips are taped up on the refrigerator (hey, we're not snobby about our quotes).

Sharing quotes with others is a passion of mine (and probably one of yours, if you are here). Simple words can make a big impact. You never know how a quote might change someone's thinking just a touch or cause someone to have an epiphany. I hope you enjoy the fine words on these and my other quote pages.

© 2008 - 2013, Janienne Jennrich

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What children need most

are the essentials that

grandparents provide in abundance.

They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor,

comfort, lessons in life.

And, most importantly, cookies.

— Rudolph Giuliani

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Sweet Quotes about Grandmother, Grandma, Nana, Grammy

Kind Words about Grandmas for Scrapbooking, Cards, Gifts, etc.

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~Author Unknown

"Grandma, Because Of You, I Have Memories To Last A Lifetime"

~Author Unknown

"My grandmother told me to be nice to everyone and always think about how you would feel if you were in their shoes. It's really good advice." ~Author Unknown

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

"Being pretty on the inside means you don't hit your brother and you eat all your peas - that's what my grandma taught me." ~ Lord Chesterfield

Grandmothers are just antique little girls. ~Author Unknown

"Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother." ~Edward H. Dreschnack

"My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle." ~Henry Youngman

"To reform a man, you must begin with his grandmother" ~Victor Hugo

A house needs a grandma in it. ~Louisa May Alcott

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete. ~Marcy DeMaree

Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends - and hardly ever our own grown children. ~Ruth Goode

Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. ~Author Unknown

When a child is born, so are grandmothers. ~Judith Levy

If God had intended us to follow recipes,

He wouldn't have given us grandmothers.

~Linda Henley

The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are. ~ C.S. Lewis

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. ~Fanny Fern

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

"Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it well? My mother" - Ann Taylor

If nothing is going well, call your grandmother. ~Italian Proverb

Are you a grandparent?

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Memory Book for Grandparents - Memories for My Grandchild

Grandmother's Treasures: Reflections and Remembrances
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A child needs a grandparent,

anybody's grandparent,

to grow a little more securely

into an unfamiliar world.

~ Charles and Ann Morse

Grandmas never run out of

hugs or cookies.

~Author Unknown

Does (or did) your grandfather tell family stories?

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Great Quotations about Grandfathers / Grandpas


"Great fathers get promoted to grandfathers" - Author: Unknown

"A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart." - Author: Unknown

"A grandpa is someone you never outgrow your need for." - Author: Unknown

"No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a granddad pulling a baby picture out of a wallet." -

Author: Unknown

"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong." - Author: Charles Wadsworth

"Our land is everything to us... I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember that our grandfathers paid for it - with their lives." - John Wooden

"You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was." -

Author: Irish Proverb

"The average man will bristle if you say his father was dishonest, but he will brag a little if he discovers that his great-grandfather was a pirate." - Bern Williams

"Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers" - William Feather

"Let our Fathers and Grandfathers be valued for their Goodness, ourselves for our own."- Benjamin Franklin

(photo thanks to Terry & Natasha Turner)

Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends.

— Allan Frome

Ready to call, write, hug, or remember your grandparents?

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The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.

— English Proverb

Say Hi or Leave Your Favorite Grandparent Quote!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      As a recently born grandma I loved reading this lens.

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      My great-grandfather's ode to broccoli (he wrote poetry): "I went to the store to buy some broccoli. But they were out, luckily."

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      Oh, so many delightful quotes ... my favorite, "I love you grandma ... I miss you grandma ... thank you grandma!"

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      askformore lm 4 years ago

      Great lens about grandparents. Thanks!

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      hungry-deer 4 years ago

      Very good ideas for gifts, and nice quotes, made me smile a lot, thank you :)

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      JJNW 4 years ago from USA

      @nanafisher: Lol... what an awesome nana!

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      nanafisher 4 years ago

      My favorite that I use is when the grandkids are in the car with me, especially the pre-teens and teens. I always tell them to fasten their seat belts, they whine and say why, why do we have to wear it? I tell them it keeps them from having to walk back to the scene of the accident. Of course they alwys roll their eyes and tell me how silly I am. Love your lens

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      kcsantos 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this great lens. This made me miss my grandparents who already passed away.

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      kimark421 4 years ago

      What a great lens! I really enjoyed it. Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very beautiful, love last forever.

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      WindyWintersHubs 4 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      I fondly remember my grandpa. My favorite quote "A grandpa is someone you never outgrow your need for".

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      Such a wonderfully refreshing lens. Great job. My favorite quote that was true of my grandpa, "Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven't thought of yet". ~ Gene Perret

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      "Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting." I won't forget that one! Another great lens - pinned to my "growing old with grace" board and listed as a related lens on my own lens - these little quotes are perfect for postcards.

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      One of my favorite is "treat people how you like to be treated"...

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Grandparents make the world...a little softer, a little kinder, a little warmer.

      Author Unknown

      Angel blessing to this lens of feelings.

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      kathyjd 5 years ago

      I love quotes! Nice job on the lens.

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      Patricia 5 years ago

      My grandma is the best! I wasn't looking for quotes but just wanted to check them out.

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      mueedahmad 5 years ago

      I love the quotes and it is my pleasure to visit this lens.

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      DLeighAlexander 5 years ago

      This provides a nice tribute to grandparents. I believe "Grandma equals love" because of the relationship I was privileged to experience with my maternal Grandma. Thanks for sharing your quotes. Blessed :)

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      Mary Beth Granger 5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      love the quotes...blessed

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Great lens and quotes - I love "... life is what we make it... " it is so true!


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      cynthiannleighton 5 years ago

      Thanks! Nice lens. Enjoyed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Alternate version, which I think is better. Instead of: "A house needs a grandma in it", I think its better said: "A house is not a home, without a Grandma" ... But I still love the meaning of them both!!

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      aurora7 5 years ago

      Grandparents have a huge impact on our lives. Great quotes.

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      mel-kav 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens - great quotes - really enjoyed! I have lots of great memories of times spent with my grandparents.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      My grandchildren are my shining stars! What a lovely lens :>)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      One of my grandchildren spent the weekend with me and my grandma heart was smiling...just like its smiling at you right now!

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      irenemaria 5 years ago from Sweden

      I am a Grama - more like Bill Cosby I think.

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      I liked the one that children need grandparents, not necessarily their own. We live far away from my parents, but my children have others close-by. (As well as the "real" ones!)

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We are just with grand daughters and we enjoy them so much.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens - I love the quotes - so many of them remind me of my grandparents (ok, the drinking ones and the frosting ones are both relevant)!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Wonderful collection ... I love the Henny Youngman quote! My grandmother kept all the notes we wrote her as kids. It's so important to let grandparents know how much we appreciate them, because one day they're all gone.

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      Alex Graham 5 years ago

      Lovely! Simply Lovely!


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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Very lovely lens! Enjoyed the quotes!

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Grandparents are the true wealth. Loved these quotes. Thank you!

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      Of course, as a very proud grandmother, I love all these super quotes!

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      fugeecat lm 5 years ago

      These are great and all are worth using.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This Grandma loves these loving words for grandparents! Blessed by a Squid Angel looking for the word "Grandma" in lenses.

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      howdoyouspellst 6 years ago

      This is a GREAT lens!! Grandparents are so special, and the words you've shared are just wonderful. Thanks for a lovely lens!!

      Blessed by a Squid Angel!! :) <3

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a treasure and untold blessing grandparents can be! I love this Lens and will feature it on my Computers for Seniors Lens, thank you for sharing!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a treasure and untold blessing grandparents can be! I love this Lens and will feature it on my Computers for Seniors Lens, thank you for sharing!

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      Great quotes. ...Yep, we never run out of hugs and cookies. :)

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      slotowngal 6 years ago

      Thank you for some great Grandparent quotes! Angel blessed...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens

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      Wedding Mom 6 years ago

      This is a lovely lens! makes me miss my grandparents so much.Very heart-warming topic. Keep up the good works.

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      this is very thoughtful. thank you.

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      John Dyhouse 6 years ago from UK

      added this lensas a source of quotes for grandparents on my lens, making artist trading cards. The short and loving quotes are ideal for text on theses cards. Thanks

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This lens made me go "awww" while reading it. It also makes me want to start a scrapbook for my grandmother who has recently been stressed out by all the DePuy Hip Replacement Recallissues. Thanks for sharing this great lens!

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      patriciapeppy 6 years ago

      Lovely lense thanks from a Grandma

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      I wasn't fortunate enough to have know any of my grandparents. Hoping to meet them in heaven one day.

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      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      Love these! Blessed again.

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      slotowngal 6 years ago

      Love your Grandparent quotes! I hope you add a few more. I have two Grandchildren and being a Grandma is the best! Angel blessed.

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      JeremiahStanghini 6 years ago

      I love you Grandmas and Grandpas! :-)

      With Love and Gratitude,


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      gravityx9 6 years ago

      Fabulous lens! I have featured it with my Mother's Day Lens! THUMBS UP and FAVE! *SEE IT HERE*

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      Annamadagan 6 years ago

      Hi! Hmmm....I don't know. Blessed by a Squid Angel!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wonderful collection of loving words for Grandma or Grandpa. This will be a great resource for grandchildren when they need something special to say and just can't think of the right words. SquidAngel Blessed!

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      joanv334 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips!

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      Adriana 6 years ago from New Market

      Beautiful lens. Blessed by a Squid Angel :)

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      sig2k30 6 years ago

      the quote is real hot for me

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Grandparents are vitally important for children. This lens has been blessed for all of the grandparents who help raise children well!

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      malloryjane 6 years ago

      I've just added this to my new Quote Directory/Lensography. Let me know if you have any more quote pages to add to it! =)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Put the right quotes and see the right effect, very inspiring lens.

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      budwalker lm 6 years ago

      You just me make think of my grandma and pa. Thanks for this

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      You have collected some great quotes here!

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      Ben Reed 6 years ago

      A very nice lens. This grandad loved it!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      As a grandma of a 4 and a 1/2 year old boy and a 3 month old girl, I thank you for this. Its lovely

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      Susan Deppner 6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      My last remaining grandparent turned 100 in May and likely won't make it to 101, so these grandma quotes are rather bittersweet. So glad I have wonderful loving memories of all four of my grandparents.

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      scar4 6 years ago

      Thums up for nice lay out, we all love our grandparents, I enjoy the way you deal with it!

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      Jack 6 years ago

      Beautiful lens. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Great quotes and nicely done lens. Featured on Parenting Young Children

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      Sharon Berry 6 years ago from Michigan

      Grandchildren are God's gift to us for raising having children. Loved all the quotes. Great lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love the quotes, thanks for sharing. The one year anniversary of my grandma's passing is coming up. I am a step-grandmother of 6 wonderful grandkids and hope to have the same relationship with those beautiful children that I had with my special grandma.

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      Winter52 LM 6 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by... really appreciate it and your angel blessings and I couldn't help but pick this lens to check out. My son has been married nearly a year and I'm hoping that one of these days lol!!

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      KarenTBTEN 6 years ago

      What a cool idea! Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      WhitU4ever 6 years ago

      What beautiful quotes for grandparents! Thanks for sharing this lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Grand selection of quotes, as a grandparent for 15 years I love them all. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I am a grandfather and would love to here any of these beautiful quotes. Touching lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love this! I'm a grandma of 3, and treasure the day I first got the illustrious title :)

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      These are such sweet sentiments! Thanks for sharing them. : )

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      This is very nice. Sometimes, we tend to forget to say how much we love and value our grandparents. What a wonderful way to express it through a quote.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Grandparents are people who love, hug, and cuddle their grand-children, and even when the parents say no, they still spoil them ;)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Timbers: Grandparents are wonderful people they have lots steps you can follow to become someone great ! Not because they have rule we don't like grandparents .

      Sometimes we think they favorite but we are all the same! :)

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      SandraRoseDesigns 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens! I love all of the beautiful and fun quotes, I lensrolled it to my Grandparents Cards Lens!

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      clemency lm 7 years ago

      Lovely lens, 5*****, really beautiful.

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      Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

      Grandparents get to spoil their children in ways that their parents never could.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      My mawmaw and pawpaw are what I want to be like when I grow old, still holding hands at 80 years old. A love that never dies

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      Kate Loving Shenk 8 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Not a grandparent yet--soon hope to be--great lens--very uplifting!!

      High fived and faved!!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      A beautiful lens!

      Thanks for sharing


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      howdoyouspellst 8 years ago

      I love my grandparents. I love some of the funny quotes!! Thanks very much!

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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      LOVE these quotations! Thanks for putting them together here. :)

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      CoolFoto 8 years ago

      What a great lens to add to my that has mother and grandmother gift ideas! Glad I found you. Giving * and lensroll.

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      Lee Hansen 8 years ago from Vermont

      Love this lens. I'll use some quotes to design new clip art for Grandparents Day. This lens is featured in the Grandparent Experiences section of Senior Geek Squids Group.

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      howdoyouspellst 8 years ago

      Grandparents are awesome!! I love mine and other peoples' too! These are great quotes for cards, letters, or whatever else!!! Awesome lens.

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      poutine 8 years ago

      Terrific thoughts for grandparents.

      Well done.


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      TerriLorah 9 years ago

      This is an awesome lens! 5 Stars well deserved.

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      Timbers 9 years ago

      Grandparents are a treasure. Thank you for honoring them in this way.

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      grannyscrafts1912 9 years ago

      Wonderful I love your lens

      Grandmother of 8 here.

      5 stars to you

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      JJNW 9 years ago from USA


      THANK YOU FOR THE LENS OF THE WEEK HONOR! I think grandparents are very special too! JJNW

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      Catalysthere LM 9 years ago

      Love this lens, You are now the proud owner of a lens of the week commencing 20th July 2008 in the we all need to appreciate and spoil our grandparents more!!

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      tdove 9 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!