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.)