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Grandparents Day is Sunday!


Did you know this Sunday is Grandparents Day? Take the time to celebrate your grandparents, whether they’re near or far.

Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day as Grandparents Day in 1978. The idea originated with Ms. Marian McQuade from West Virginia. Her motivation was to remember lonely elderly in nursing homes and encourage kids to talk with their elders about their heritage and gain wisdom no books could ever provide.

If your grandparents live far away, you could send them a card or give them a call to tell them you care about them and value the work they’ve done for your family- without them you wouldn’t be here, after all! You could ask your grandparents what school was like for them when they were your age. Did they ride the bus? Did they have cell phones or computers in their schools?

If you live near your grandparents, maybe you could go outside for a walk together and chat about the hometown where they grew up. Maybe you could pack a healthy picnic lunch, too!

Any way you choose to reach out to your grandparents on Grandparents Day will surely be appreciated. Maybe it could foster more regular chats with these people who care about you and have a lot of knowledge to share!

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