"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children."
"Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother." - Edward H. Dreschnack
by D.H. Lawrence
Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me;
Taking me back down the vista of years, till I see
A child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the tingling strings
And pressing the small, poised feet of a mother who smiles as she sings.
In spite of myself, the insidious mastery of song
Betrays me back, till the heart of me weeps to belong
To the old Sunday evenings at home, with winter outside
And hymns in the cozy parlor, the tinkling piano our guide.
So now it is vain for the singer to burst into clamor
With the great black piano appassionato. The glamor
Of childish days is upon me, my manhood is cast
Down in the flood of remembrance, I weep like a child for the past.
Scrapbook: Family Memories
Your Grandma is going to love this: ask all her children and grandchildren to write a note with their memories of her and their personal messages to her in a pretty scrapbook. Add photos and drawings from the past years with the family for an invaluable keepsake gift for your grandmother.
A great gift, esp. for mothers and grandmothers, is a journal to keep track of all the important dates in your family, like birthdays and anniversaries. Record each family member's birthday, along with addresses and preferences (hobbies, sizes, etc.), so she has all the important information at hand. Add a picture of each person if you can, to add a special touch.
Journal: Family Recipes
Buy a beautiful journal, some high-quality pens and fill the first few pages with your favorite family recipes. Think about the dishes you most enjoyed as a child or those your children love the most. Leave plenty of blank pages for her to add her own treasures to the collection of family recipes, kitchen tips and wisdoms.
A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.
Grandmother - a wonderful mother with lots of practice.
When a child is born, so are grandmothers.
Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.
If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.