Gorgeous Grandma Day

Every July 23 we celebrate Gorgeous Grandma Day. Of course, in their own ways, every Grandma is gorgeous, so of course, it is a day to celebrate your own grannie, or grandmother or nana, or whatever you call that important woman in your life.

According to Happy Days 365, “Alice Solomon came up with the Gorgeous Grandma concept after graduating from college at the age of 50. The former model, beauty queen, newspaper columnist and author was not too fond of being labeled senior citizen the day she turned 50. This Day … is planned to celebrate the spirit and life of all those over the age of 50 who aren’t yet prepared to resign themselves to a quiet life.”

But whether your grandma is 50 or 100, it is a day to celebrate her, and let her know how you feel about her. If you are near enough, visit her, or take her shopping or out to eat. From further away, send a card or email. Cook her favorite meal, or even better, ask her to teach you to make her signature dish. Thank her for all she has meant to you. And if your nanna is gone, why not make yourself her favorite dish as a remembrance, or watch her favorite movie.

If you are a grandma, this is your day. Go out and do something special for yourself. If your age ends in five or zero, you can go to Amazon and get yourself a special T-shirt, which in 2017 says “Gorgeous since 1937” up to “Gorgeous since “1962.” Show the world you are still ready to give it all you’ve got.

So, whether you are a gran, or celebrating a grandma or great grandma, be sure not to let this day go by without acknowledging the specialness of that wonderful older woman in your life, whether she is related by blood or not.

Quotes about grandmothers

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.–Albert Einstein (?)

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

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

As a child I knew almost nothing, nothing beyond what I had picked up in my grandmother’s house. All children, I suppose, come into the world like that, not knowing who they are.–V. S. Naipaul

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

Grandmothers are the people who take delight in hearing babies breathing into the telephone.–Unknown

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.–Unknown

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

It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.–Christopher Morley

We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence; grandmother was that person to me.–Phyllis Theroux

My grandkids believe I’m the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.–Gene Perret

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

A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes.–Barbara Cage

Grandmothers always have time to talk and make you feel special.–Catherine Pulsifer

If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first. –Lois Wyse

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.–Alex Haley

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