My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the heck she is.
The very old and the very young have something in common that makes it right that they should be left alone together. Dawn and sunset see stars shining in a blue sky; but morning and midday and afternoon do not, poor things.
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.
People have often told me that one of their strongest childhood memories is the scent of their grandmother's house. I never knew my grandmothers, but I could always count of the Bookmobile.
My mum was born in the former Czechoslovakia, and even though my grandparents weren't wealthy, they were aristocrats in their time.
At certain historic moments, grandparents took on childrearing responsibilities. In many cultures, they still do. Chinese grandparents who are able to retire at 55 are seen all over Beijing bouncing grandbabies. In the United States, we can't afford to retire at 55.
I grew up in Bristol, R.I. I had grandparents and great-grandparents nearby, and because I was the only grandchild until I was 12, I was the center of a lot of adult attention.
The grandchildren should not bear the debts of the grandparents.
All parents are an embarrassment to their kids. Often, grandparents are the relief. Kids don't have to resist you.
What I'd like to do is be able to work with Democrats to reform current entitlement programs for future generations, grandfathering all the grandparents.
My grandparents and great-grandparents were classic East European/Russian Jewry. Quasky was the name until Grandpa Quasky changed it in 1948.
My grandparents had died in 1983, and suddenly my brother is out jogging before Mass, and he dies.
I grew up in a little town between Bath and Bristol with my parents and grandparents in the same house. It was rural and idyllic.
I listened to a lot of what my grandparents listened to: George Jones, Johnny Cash - a lot of old country singers. Patsy Cline.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.
My grandparents got out of Poland right before the Holocaust and came here, and the only thing that mattered was surviving.
I am second-generation American, and my grandparents are from Puerto Rico.
I was raised by maternal grandparents who were born in 1890 and 1899, respectively. They were British subjects; George V was the cousin of the tsar. The Romanovs were very real in their household.
Both my grandparents were officers in World War Two, and I would be personally offended if somebody distorted their achievements.