Saturday, May 3, 2008

Grandma's are Mom's Too!!

Mother's Day is quickly approaching ~ don't forget your Grandma's!!

Here is a collectionof Grandma quotes, proverbs and sentiments for your cards, scrapbooks and other projects!

Hope you find something you can use!!!

Grandma Quotes, Sentiments & Proverbs

A child needs a grandparent, anybody's grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world. - Charles and Ann Morse

A garden of Love grows in a Grandmother's heart.

A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes. - Barbara Cage

A grandma's name is little less in love than is the doting title of a mother. William Shakespeare

A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television.

A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.

A grandmother is a mother who has a second chance.

A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween. - Erma Bombeck

A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside.

A house needs a grandma in it. - Louisa May Alcott

A married daughter with children puts you in danger of being catalogued as a first edition.

A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do. - Lois Wyse

An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly. - Gene Perret

Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric. - Pam Brown

Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends. - Allan Frome

Being pretty on the inside means you don't hit your brother and you eat all your peas - that's what my grandma taught me. - Lord Chesterfield

By the time the youngest children have learned to keep the house tidy, the oldest grandchildren are on hand to tear it to pieces. - Christopher Morley

Do you know why grandchildren are always so full of energy? They suck it out of their grandparents. - Gene Perret

Elephants and grandchildren never forget. - Andy Rooney

Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being. - Margaret Mead

Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap. - Doug Larson

Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old. - Mary H. Waldrip

Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. - Lois Wyse

Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's the knowledge that he's married to a grandmother. - G. Norman Collie

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete. - Marcy DeMaree

Grandma serves kisses, counsel and cookies daily.

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.

Grandmothers are the people who take delight in hearing babies breathing into the telephone.

Grandmas don't just say "that's nice" -- they reel back and roll their eyes and throw up their hands and smile. You get your money's worth out of grandmas.

Grandma's heart is a Patchwork of Love.

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.

Grandma's eat free.

Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.

Grandmother - a wonderful mother with lots of practice.

Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love.

Grandmothers always have time to talk and make you feel special. - Catherine Pulsifer

Grandmothers and roses are much the same. Each are God's masterpieces with different names.
Grandmothers are just "antique" little girls.

Grandmothers are the people who take delight in hearing babies breathing into the telephone.

Grandmothers sprinkle stardust over children’s lives.

Grandparents are similar to a piece of string - handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren.

Have children while your parents are still young enough to take care of them. - Rita Rudner

Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated. - Paulette Bates Alden

I always give my grandkids a couple of quarters when they go home. It's a bargain. - Gene Perret

I don't intentionally spoil my grandkids. It's just that correcting them often takes more energy than I have left. - Gene Perret

I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture. - Susan Strasberg

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

If God had intended us to follow recipes,
He wouldn't have given us grandmothers. - Linda Henley

If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first. - Lois Wyse

If nothing is going well, call your grandmother. - Italian Proverb

If your baby is "beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time," you're the grandma. - Teresa Bloomingdale

It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace. When a man's mother holds his child in her gladden arms he is aware of the roundness of life's cycle; of the mystic harmony of life's ways. - Christopher Morley

It took me a long time to get used to the reality that my grandmother had passed away. Wherever I was, in the house, in the garden, out on the fields, her face always appeared so clearly to me. - Huynh Quang Nhuong

It's amazing how grandparents seem so young once you become one.

It's one of nature's way that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us. - Igor Stravinsky

It's such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother - that's why the world calls her grandmother.

Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother. - Edward H. Dreschnack

Most grandmas have a touch of the scallywag. -Helen Thomson

My grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too. - Gene Perret

My grandmother always used to say, "If you know your past and you know where you have to go, why do you rehearse?" I always remember this and it’s true. You have to start each day again—you can’t repeat what you did. - Marian Seldes

My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle. - Henry Youngman

My grandmother is my angel on earth. - Catherine Pulsifer

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is. - Ellen DeGeneres

My grandmother was a Jewish juggler: she used to worry about six things at once. - Richard Lewis

My Grandmother would say, "Make sure you look good. Make sure you speak well. Make sure you remain that Southern gentleman that I’ve taught you to be." - Jamie Foxx

My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Gramma, do you know how you and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo while I asked, "No, how are we alike?" "You're both old," he replied.

My name is NO NO but Grandma calls me precious!

Never have children, only grandchildren. - Gore Vidal

No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. - Alex Haley

On the seventh day God rested. His grandchildren must have been out of town. - Gene Perret

Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends - and hardly ever our own grown children. - Ruth Goode

Perfect love sometimes does not come till the first grandchild. - Welsh Proverb

Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren. - Art Linkletter

Sadly, some folks want others to feel their pain, to hurt as much as they do - or more. My grandmother once told me to avoid colds and angry people whenever I could. It's sound advice. - Walter Anderson

Sometimes our grandmas and grandpas are like grand-angels. - Lexie Saige

The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby's grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida. ~Dave Barry

The best place to be when you're sad is Grandma's lap.

The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children's children. It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future. - Charles and Ann Morse

The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy. - Sam Levenson

The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent. - Sam Levenson

There's no place like home except Grandma's.

They say genes skip generations. Maybe that's why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable. - Joan McIntosh

To reform a man, you must begin with his grandmother. - Victor Hugo

Uncles and aunts, and cousins, are all very well, and fathers and mothers are not to be despised; but a grandmother, at holiday time, is worth them all. - Fanny Fern

Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents. - William Osler

What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure. - Gene Perret

What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. - Rudolph Giuliani

What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children. And if they can but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they can mature at a fast rate. - Bill Cosby

We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me. - Phyllis Theroux

When a child is born, so are grandmothers. - Judith Levy

When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. - Ogden Nash

When trying to determine the difference between a negative and positive force, ask yourself, "How will I feel when my mother and grandmother read about this in the front page of the newspaper?" - David DeNotaris

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. - Proverb

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. - Irish Proverb

You're more trouble than the children are" is the greatest compliment a grandparent can receive. - Gene Perret


  1. Love those old photos, Roni! Parallel lives again... I just spent a couple hours yesterday scanning in some great vintage photos (copyright free) that I got in a big bag off of Ebay to use in my art. I actually like to use photos of people I don't know because I make up stories about them from the expressions and such. Very cool!


  2. I have a great Grandma quote...
    My kids were playing on a jungle gym type thing and my mom was with them, watching them.. My son decided he was going to crawl on top - and my mom said you better get down before you give your mom a heart attack, and my son said, "mom's don't get heart attacks, grandmas' do!"...

  3. Thanks Phinny! Oh man I love vintage images for the same exact reason! I'm actually collecting old photos to make a faux family album!!! I'm going to make up all sorts of great things ;)

    OMGosh Andi, that is just WAY too funny!!!! I love it! It is so true too!


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