“Dear Grandmamma, with what we give,
We humbly pray that you may live
For many, many happy years:
Although you bore us all to tears.
– Hilaire Belloc
“If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother.
– Victor Hugo
“There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.”
– Victor Hugo
“The brown Decades
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with his grandfathers.”
– Lewis Mumford
Have children while your parents are still young enough to take care of hem.
– Rita Rudner
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
– Doug Larson
No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet.
– Author Unknown
“What a wonderful contribution our grandmothers and grandfathers can make if they will share some of the rich experiences and their testimonies with their children and grandchildren.”
– Vaughn J. Featherstone
“We have become a grandmother.”
– Margaret Thatcher
“The reason that grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.”
– Sam Levinson (1911-1980)
Never have children, only grandchildren.
– Gore Vidal
“A friend of mine was asked how she liked having her first great-grandchild. “It was wonderful,” she replied, “until I suddenly realized that I was the mother of a grandfather!”
– Robert L Rice, M.D.
It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother – that’s why the world calls her grandmother.
If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it!
– Hannah Whithall Smith
A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television.
Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.
Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends.
– Allan Frome
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
– Alex Haley
Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother.
– Edward H. Dreschnack
“If I would have known that grandchildren were going to be so much fun I would have had them first”
– Bill Laurin