National Grandparents Day

"If I Knew It Was Going to Be This Much Fun, I Would Have Become a Grandparent First"

Famous and not-so-famous grandparents write about
the pleasures of grandparenthood.
Willard Scott brings it all together


"Why do we love our grandparents so much? Part of the reason I think has to do with the tremendous natural affection and affinity that kids have for older people, whether they are their actual grandparents or not. I know that when I was a kid in Sunday school I used to look forward to the end of church because there was a lady, Mrs. Earl Brinkle, who was probably about seventy-five years old and always wore a little nine-dollar JCPenney dress. I remember her well: I just loved and adored her because she was so full of love. You know that feeling you get when somebody older holds you in their arms-she was that way with all the kids- a true grandmother in spirit. I wish everyone could have a grandmother like her." --Willard Scott

Excerpted from IF I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE THIS MUCH FUN I WOULD HAVE BECOME A GRANDPARENT FIRST by Willard Scott. Copyright © 2004 by Willard Scott. All Rights Reserved. Published by Hyperion. Available Wherever Books are Sold.

(The book also contains "The History of Grandparents Day" by Senator
Shirley Love of West Virginia, plus a chapter by DJ McQuade-Lancaster.)

Book includes contributions about the joys of grandparenting from:

Buzz Aldrin
Jayne Meadows Allen
Roger Armstrong
Art Buchwald
George H.W. Bush
Chubby Checker
Roy Clark
Nellie Connally
Stepphen Covey
Alan Dershowitz
Phyllis Diller
Phil Donahue

Bill Galllo
Art Ginsburg
Monty Hall
Charles Harmon
Marty Ingels
Sybil Jason
Lady Bird Johnson
Shirley Jones
Bill Keane
Harmon Killebrew
Evel Knievel
Brenda Lee
Len Lesser
Art Linkletter
Harve Presnell
Ned Rorem
Neil Sedaka
Nancy Sinatra
Maureen Stapleton
Richard Thornburgh
Dick Vitale
Mort Walker
Mike Wallace
Roger Williams


National Grandparents Day:
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