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National Grandparents Day September 12 (Poll)

submitted on September 4, 2010 by DebsFreebies in "Member's Lounge"
Here's to all you grandparents.....(yes, you know who you are) LOL

In 1970, a West Virginia housewife, Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, initiated a campaign to set aside a special day just for Grandparents.

The first Grandparents Day was proclaimed in 1973 in West Virginia. Also that year, a Grandparents Day resolution was proposed in the United States Senate. The resolution languished in committee.

Finally, in 1978, five years after its West Virginia inception, the United States Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The proclamation was signed by President Jimmy Carter. (September was chosen for the holiday, to signify the "autumn years" of life.)
1. Do you or your other half have grandchildren?
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  • 78157
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    Posted by equipurple on September 6, 2010
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    I think the poll question should be if you celebrate grandparents day. From my personal perspective, way back in the those '70s it had a little traction, but soon thereafter fell into disgrace as another "Hallmark holiday."
  • 78226
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    Posted by lootango on September 6, 2010
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    I send my grandmother a hand made card every year or even just a letter. It's become our tradition and means more than just sending a card.
    • deby32953
      Posted by deby32953 on September 6, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      That's so nice. Mine have both passed but I make sure my son remembers his grandma.
  • 78245
    Posted by deby32953 on September 6, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    I asked a similar question in my d.t. asking if anyone here had children or grandchildren. Noone wanted to admit to it, or thought it too personal a question. I love my grandbaby & I'm going to have my 2nd in May!
    • DebsFreebies
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      Posted by DebsFreebies on September 7, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Actually, you are one of the ones I thought of when I started this poll because I knew you had a grandbaby.

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