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A Grandmother's Love

Updated on January 8, 2015

"In the Cookies of Life - Grandmother's are the Chocolate Chips!"

This is a tribute to all Grandmothers, whose wisdom, courage and love have paved the path for future generations - we thank you!

A Grandmother is someone with silver in her hair and gold in her heart.

Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love. -- Author Unknown

A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend. -- Author Unknown

A Grandmother is someone who educates the heart of all her grandchildren.

Remember your Grandmother as old age starts to take its toll mentally and physically. It is your turn to care for her. Tell her something funny that happened at school or a fun thing your pet did. It is your turn to "talk story" with your Grandma.


Grandmothers are voices of the past.

Role models of the present

They open the doors to the future


The intro photo is GramaBarb's Grandmother and the baby is jeffryv, GramaBarb's son.

Intro and all Grandmother photos belong to gramabarb. All other photos are linked to the credit source.

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All Grandmother's are Winners
All Grandmother's are Winners

Grandparents and Child Development

Grandparents play a vital role in maintaining the family network.

General Statistics about Grandparents

Quick Fact from the U.S. Census Bureau: How many grandparents reside in the United States? About 56 million

Grandparents and Communication: Research by the Newcastle Family Studies Centre suggests that interpersonal communication is fundamentally important to a successful ageing process. The grandparents in this study said repeatedly that what mattered to them was being able to chat to someone ("anyone who'll listen") about anything and everything - the ordinary, everyday things. It was clear that many of these grandparents were the ones who maintained the family networks, who made it their business to keep in touch. Grandparents and Child Development: Grandparents are a tremendous resource for their grandchildren. They can share their past through stories and songs - an important step towards literacy - and help children discover their roots by sharing a native language,favourite family recipe or hobby. British families are changing rapidly but grandparents are a constant source of support both to their own children and their grandchildren. They are often "the glue that helps to bind a family together." A study by the Newcastle Family Studies Centre concluded that grandparents are viewed by grandchildren as fun companions nowadays, rather than the authoritarian figures of the past. Many children confide in their grandparents if they have problems.

What Are Grandmas For? A poem

A Tribute to Grandmother

WHAT ARE GRANDMAS FOR?
Grandmas are for stories about things of long ago.
Grandmas are for caring about all the things you know...
Grandmas are for rocking you and singing you to sleep.
Grandmas are for giving you nice memories to keep...
Grandmas are for knowing all the things you're dreaming of...
But, most importantly of all, Grandmas are for love. ~ Author Unknown ~

Memories of Grandmother's Sewing Machine

On a machine like this where I received my first sewing lesson from my Grandma

Patty Both Musical Sewing Machine Music Box Vintage Look by Banberry Designs
Patty Both Musical Sewing Machine Music Box Vintage Look by Banberry Designs

Fond memories of this antique sewing machine. My son had little shirts homemade by his Great-Grandmother on a machine like this.

 
My farmor
My farmor

The word "Grandmother" in a few other languages.

Photo is of my farmor

Afrikaans - ouma; Basque - amona; Belarusen - babka; Cebuano - apohang babae; Croatian - baba/baka; Czech - babicka ' Danish - bedstemoder; Dutch - grootmoeder; Esperanto - avino; Estonian - vanaema; Finnish - mummo; French - grand-mère; Gaelic - seanmhair; German - Oma ; Greek - gigia; Hawiian - Kupuna wahine; Hungarian - nagyanya; Ilongo (Philippine Dialect) - lola; Indonesian - nenek; Italian - nonna Latin - Avunculus Latvian - VECAMATE; Maltese - nanna; Mapunzugun - kuku; Maori - kuia; Odawa (Canadian Native) - nookmis; Ojibwe (Canadian Native) - nookomis; Polish - BABKA; Portuguese - avó; Romanian - BUNICA; Russian - babushka; Sanskrit - mAtRka; Slovak - BABICKA; Slovenian - stara mama; Spanish - Abuela; Swahili - bibi; Swedish - FARMOR; Tagalog - nuno; Tibetan- a phyi; Turkish - ANNEANNE; Ukrainian - babusia; Urdu - dadi; Yiddish - BOBE;

GramaBarb won Senior of the Year Award for 2013

Grandmothers are actively giving in the community and the world.

Speech is by Linda Larson. Linda is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health for Seniors.

Grama Barb at the age of 73 Senior of the Year 2013

Send your Grandmother a Beautiful Card in the Mail today

Send a card to your Grandparents every month.

Everyday I see the parade of Grandmothers walking to their mailbox in our lobby of our apartment building. Hoping for a card or note from someone dear - daily there are only flyers and they turn downhearted and shuffle back to their apartment. So sad! Send a card to your Grandparents every month. Let that be your new goal.

Advice from the heart of a rather hip and savvy Baby Boomer grandmother offers insight for grandmothering in the twenty-first ce

Generation G: Advice for Savvy Grandmothers Who Will Never Go Gray
Generation G: Advice for Savvy Grandmothers Who Will Never Go Gray

This handbook provides encouragement for grandmothers with the real issues they face today. Seven sections of essays challenge grandmothers to become healers, peacemakers, repairers of the breach in families, and to celebrate life transitions and aging.

 

Grandchildren are to grandparents like sunshine is to day.

Favorite Quotes

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Grandmothers and roses are much the same. Each are God's masterpieces with different names.

-- Author Unknown

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"A garden of Love grows in a Grandmother's heart."

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

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Grandchildren are a grandparent's link to the future, and grandparents are the child's link to the past.

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I may not be rich, but I do have priceless grandchildren.

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Life is easier if you hear the steps of grandchildren walking beside you!

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Grandchildren fill my heart with pleasure.

Each a joy for me to treasure!

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That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his/her little fist, you're hooked for life.

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I've learned that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

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Grandparents are the footsteps to the future generations.

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No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet. ~Author Unknown

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How beautiful a day can be When kindness touches it!

Real charity doesn't care if it's tax-deductible or not.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

The art of being kind is all this sad world needs.

Love kindness.

"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."

"Kindness is like snow - it beautifies everything it covers"


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