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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Yes, I Know It's a Hallmark Holiday

I still think we grandparents have earned our very own day.

Happy Grandparents' Day to all of you!!

Update:

Just heard from one of my Australian friends. This day is celebrated only in American so far as I know. Here's the history.

25 comments:

Ann said...

Happy Grandparent's Day!! It may only be a Hallmark holiday but you certainly deserve to celebrate. Here's to the hippest grandma I know. Enjoy your day!!!

Alissa said...

And a Happy Grandparent's Day to you!

I'll be putting up my Grandparent's Day post later this afternoon--it requires an interview with my children and they're currently napping... :-)

L. said...

Happy grandparents` day, Granny!

I would call you my honorary granmother (since one of my natural grandmas is dead and the other is in an advanced state of dementia) but.... well, you seem more like a friend my own age.

Funny, how that works sometimes.

tAnYeTTa said...

Happy Granny Day!--Love DJ.

wolfbaby said...

happy grandparents day!!! you are a great grandma!!!

vicki said...

Most of all, to you, Ann! Some people just enjoy the easier parts of grandparenting- the occasional visit, special outings, treats. But you do it all and with class and style and lots of love. Enjoy the day!

DellaB said...

Other's are right... you don't seem like a grandparent... does that mean you get two celebratory days, one for your mother duties too?

I haven't seen any Grandparent Day mentions here in Oz - perhaps I haven't looked?

jel said...

yes you do,very much so!
happy Grandparents'day!

Expat Traveler said...

We haven't heard about it either here. But then again, we don't have kids to celebrate the grand parents part...

And no that lady didn't get what the butcher had said... She obviously needs help with her math. ;-)

Turtle Guy said...

Hee hee... I live next door to Expat... well, one province over and about 1200 KM apart! I must echo what she's said, and in addition wish you well on Grandparent's Day. I was celebrating today with MY parents who in fact are grandparents thanks to my sister. They celebrated their 40th. Wedding Anniversary and today we shared a slideshow with some very special friends. I will post about it very shortly and may even throw some photos up to share!

Merle said...

Hello Ann ~~ A very Happy Grandparents
Day to you. We don't have that here YET
I just left another update on Herons Nest as Peter put the 2nd Update on and had added an "s" after merle. I have corrected it. Must see if it is the same on Third Try. Love to you and the family
and I hope all the grandparents have a great day. Take care, Merle.

Autumn said...

Happy grandparents day to you too. I got a lovely card from my grandson with a photo of him

Sue said...

We had a lovely birthday/Grandparents Day celebration.
Hope your Grandparents Day was relaxing and fun for you too!

Andie D. said...

Happy Grandparent's Day!!

I sent my in-laws and e-card from the grandkids last night (so they'd get it this morning) and we all called them this morning.

I DON'T CARE if it's a "Hallmark Holiday". It counts, it's valid, it's worthwile, and hell, it's DESERVED.

Janice said...

Hi Ann,

Happy Grand-parents day to you, Ray, and Carol too!

Too bad there isn't a great-grandparents day as well! But I guess that's just around the corner.

I posted a 9-11 poem on my Lady Jan's home blog, and I invite everyone reading this to come and read my poem and leave there 9-11 thoughts.

Thank you, Janice~

Heather said...

Happy Grandparents Day!!! Well I started a blog on here lets see how long it lasts :D.

Merle said...

Hello Ann ~ Tanks for your comment on mt 9/11 tribute. It was so awful that
so many died needlessly, I guess there were many like Cantor Fitzgrald, who lost their entire office staff. And the company of Marsh and McLennan losing 300 staff is almost unbelievable. Such a tragedy. Take care Ann, Hugs, Merle.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Happy Grandparents' day to you Ann. No we don't have that here, but no doubt we will eventually.

Five years since 9/11. What an awful day that was.

Take care of yourself.

Hugs

Robyn

Jen said...

Happy (belated) Grandparent's Day.

Y'all certainly do deserve their own day! Sometimes Hallmark gets it right after all.

Trope said...

Happy (belated) Grandparents' Day, Granny!

Meow said...

Ooooh, how wonderful, Grandparents Day. We don't have that, but I think we should. Hope you had a good one.
Take care, have a great week, Meow

Anvilcloud said...

Holy cow! Seven posts showed up just now! I guess I've heard of this day, but only vaguely and not this year. But Happy Belated Grandparents Day to you.

Kristen said...

Happy grandparents' day! You deserve it more than the average grandparent - you know that!

JBlue said...

A belated Happy Grandparents' Day to you, Gran.

Hey, my word verification is SAUTE. Ha.

Mary P. said...

Happy Day, Granny! We don't have that up here, either. Just as well: my grandfather would have scorned it, just as he did father's day, as being something cynically constructed for crass commercial purposes. He was okay with mother's day though, oddly enough. I think he believed that women do most of the heavy parental lifting and don't get nearly enough appreciation for it, so they were due a day. Wise man.