Fathers get promoted to grandfathers.
I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather . . . Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap.
“Let’s go to the garden,” he said softly. “There may be a few things that this old man can show you yet.”
Grandfathers are just antique little boys.
A child needs a grandparent, anybodies grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.
Charles & Ann Morse
When I was little, my grandfather used to make me stand in a closet for five minutes without moving. He said it was elevator practice.
Grandfather was well known for being stubborn in his ideas. For instance, you had to go to sleep facing east so that you would be ready to greet the sun when it returned.
One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.
Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.
My grandfather and I,
We walk and talk
And watch the ants climb
The dry weed stalk.
Sometimes we stop and
Hunt four-leaf clovers
While Grandfather tells
Stories over and over.
Grandfather has hands
That are big and warm.
They soothe away hurts
And hold away harm.
My grandfather’s hands
Can build a sand castle,
Roll up a fat snowman,
Or make willow whistles.
Grandfather has time—
I guess that’s the reason
He’s a special person
Whatever the season!
by Mabel Jones Gabbott
A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.
I don’t know who my grandfather was; I’m much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity and patience.
A grandpa is someone you never outgrow you need for . . .
My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people; those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was competition there.
I’m going to be your grandpa! I have the biggest smile. I’ve been waiting to meet you for such a long, long while.
Grandfathers are daddies on loan.
I would have taken time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
Erma Bombeck (Erma’s Angel)
You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
The average man will bristle if you say his father was dishonest, but he will brag a little if he discovers that his great-grandfather was pirate.
My grandfather was a wonderful role model. Through him I got to know the gentle side of men.
Grandma and Grandpa, tell me a story and snuggle me with your love. When I’m in your arms, the world seems small and we’re blessed by the heavens above.
My grandfather was a giant of a man . . . When he walked, the earth shook. When he laughed, the birds fell out of the trees. His hair caught the fire from the sun. His eyes were patches of sky.
I can talk to him about anything. He is so wise and so smart. He’s incredible . . . He says, ‘He’s just a man.’ He doesn’t see the different levels or positions of authority. He just sees everyone as equal. If he meets a president or a housewife, he reacts the same way.
He was gentle and kind, thoughtful, caring, considerate, practical and productive. A true gentleman at all times, and was the only person in the world I could describe as Stoic.
Perhaps my love of motivation has been passed down from my Grandfather!
It was Grandfather, of course. No one else would have been up this early. Sometimes he wondered if the old man ever slept.
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
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