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Good Question: How did Grandparents Day originate?

For many of us our grandparents have been very special people in our lives.

If you didn't know it, this Sunday is your day to tell them how much they mean, its Grandparents Day!

Good Question: How did Grandparents Day originate?

For many of us our grandparents were loving, doting and spoiling folks in our lives.

To me, they were known as Mamaw and Papaw, I lived just a stone's throw away from them.

Everything I've done in my life they've been right there with me, from vacations to the first day of school when Papaw picked me up in the school bus he drove.

Even though my grandpa isn't here today, September 12th is a day for me and you to tell our grandparents how much they mean to us.

Sunday is Grandparents Day.

Today there is a website that celebrates all grandparents, even giving some of them an award.

The day was the creation of Marian McQuade, a mother of 15 children, 43 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

In 1970 the West Virgina house wife began a campaign to get a day set aside for grandparents.

She did, its now celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

It was first observed in 1973 in West Virginia and then in 1978 President Jimmy Carter made it a national day.

I only have one living grandparent left, so for me it's a day to be with her and remember those that are no longer here, folks who were always there for their granddaughter.

Marian McQuade died in 2008, but her mission of honoring grandparents still lives on.


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