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H A P PY G R A N D PA R E N TS DAY

A Collection of

Grandparent

Wisdom Your words and actions inspire us all!

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HAPPY GRANDPARENTS DAY TO YOU Inspiration is about teaching those around us what matters most, and no one is more inspiring than grandparents like you! Read on to see our “Words to Live By” best advice contest winners, as well as our favorite grandparent recollections from celebrities.

Enjoy! — The Grandparents.com Team


WORDS TO LIVE BY CONTEST WINNER

Remember, you teach others how to treat you.” — KATHRYN GRITTS, Grandparents.com Reader

Kathryn and her grandson


CELEBRITIES & THEIR GRANDPARENTS

I loved and worshiped my grandparents… My grandfather was a highly intelligent, quiet man. He said, ‘Jeff, one day you’ll understand that it’s harder to be kind than clever.’ — JEFF BEZOS, CEO of Amazon.com

Jeff Bezos


Judy and her husband with their grandkids

My daddy always reminded me of this, I reminded my kids, and I’ll remind my grandkids:

The 3 Things You Can Never Take Back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the lost opportunity.” — JUDY MAROLF PEREZ, Grandparents.com Reader

WORDS TO LIVE BY CONTEST WINNER


WORDS TO LIVE BY CONTEST WINNER

Everything you do is a choice, and you live with the consequences of your choices. When you screw up, be a grown up; be honest and take responsibility.

— ANNE SMITH, Grandparents.com Reader

Anne with her grandchildren


My grandfather was the first person to recognize that I was musical. Grandpa would take me to Times Square every Saturday where he had found a “Record Your Own Voice” booth. For 25 cents, you could sing and they would give you a scratchy record to take home.

I’m sure I wouldn’t be the man I’ve become without him.” — BARRY MANILOW, Singer/songwriter and producer

Barry as a boy with his grandfather in Times Square.

CELEBRITIES & THEIR GRANDPARENTS


CELEBRITIES & THEIR GRANDPARENTS

Just growing up and being around (football) with him, the values he instilled in me and the discipline...

Some of my best memories as a kid are with my grandfather and my grandmother.

— DREW BREES, NFL Quarterback, on his grandfather, Ray Atkins

Drew with his son, after winning the Super Bowl in 2010


CELEBRITIES & THEIR GRANDPARENTS

Miranda with her Grandmother

I love strong, empowered women and come from a family of them.

My mom, Bev, and my grandma, Nonny, are terrific ladies and great role models. I think people appreciate this kind of confidence because it is real, plain-spoken and inspiring.

— MIRANDA LAMBERT, Singer/Songwriter


WORDS TO LIVE BY CONTEST WINNER

Margaret with her grandchildren

Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.” — MARGARET WINTERS, Grandparents.com Reader


CELEBRITIES & THEIR GRANDPARENTS

My grandmother doesn’t acknowledge my success at all, which is exactly what I need. When she was at the Hollywood premiere she was like, ‘Oh, why are you here?’ and I was like, ‘It’s my movie,’ and she was like, ‘Oh is it?’

— KATY PERRY, Singer/Songwriter, about how her Grandma Ann Hudson keeps her grounded

Katy with her Grandmother


CELEBRITIES & THEIR GRANDPARENTS

She’s the one who taught me about hard work. She’s the one who put off buying a new car or a new dress for herself so that I could have a better life. She poured everything she had into me.

— BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States, about his grandmother

The President, as a young man, with his grandparents


WORDS TO LIVE BY CONTEST WINNER

Never let anyone tell you who or what you are. Cherish everything that makes you unique.

— LILA BROWN, Grandparents.com Reader

Lila with her granddaughter


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