Sunday is National Grandparent's Day

Filed under: Relatives

Although I am Ellie's grandmother, I don't really identify myself as such. She lives in my home and I care for her just like I did my own daughter. Plus I am only 42-years-old. So don't call me grandma. Except for on Sunday, when it is National Grandparent's Day. Then you can call me whatever you want, as long as you bring chocolates and flowers.

The idea for a special day to celebrate our parent's parents came from Marian McQuade in 1970. She wanted to encourage families to visit their elderly relatives and lobbied policymakers to give them their own special day. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a resolution making the first Sunday after Labor Day officially Grandparent's Day.

So, if you are lucky enough to having living grandparents - I have one - take the time to make them feel special tomorrow. Give them a call or drop by and sing the Happy Grandparents Day Song.

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