September 9, 2018
You are someone’s legacy. That thought encouraged West Virginian Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade to establish a national holiday that would honor grandparents, and give them a chance to share with their children’s children all the love, knowledge and history of their family. It was first launched in her home state in 1973 and by 1979 National Grandparents Day was proclaimed at the national level for the first Sunday after Labor Day. Forty years ago grandparents were normally called Grandfather, Grandmother, Granny, Gramps, or Pappa and Nanna.
But, our great melting pot has added so many other names from various cultures like, Abuelo and Abuela in Spanish, Nonno and Nonna in Italian, and Opa and Oma in German. Imagine trying to find those names on an item! And with a less formal society nicknames like GG for Great-grandfather or grandmother Gail have arrived on the scene. Some children have added their own special names for their grands. My oldest nephew was special needs and my mother always said “hogwash”, so she became “granny hogwash”. My husband called his grandmother Egee because he could not say “Grandmother Edith”. No special items were ever found for them.
But, all that has changed! There are so many names to call that special grandparent and ONE special place to order that special gift this year: Gail’s Personalized Gifts! You have time to order great gifts that can be personalized with your unique grandparent names. Need a bag with Nanu on it – we can do that. Need a tumbler with Pop Pop on it, we can do that. We can even add pictures to those personalized tumblers. Image their delight when they receive a tumbler with their special name and their grandkids picture. Order today – Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 9, 2018!
Blog by: R. B. Green©