quote by Laura Ingalls Wilder

But in the east the sky was pale and through the gray woods came lanterns with wagons and horses, bringing Grandpa and Grandma and aunts and uncles and cousins.

— Laura Ingalls Wilder

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My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.

I cherish the memories of a question my grandson asked me the other day when he said, 'Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?' Grandpa said 'No... but I served in a company of heroes.'

Elephants and grandchildren never forget.

We need to go back to the way it was 30 years ago, when everybody had Grandma and Grandpa, and we were willing to pass moral judgments about right and wrong.

Young people need something stable to hang on to - a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them.

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

Now that I've reached the age where I need my children more than they need me, I really understand how grand it is to be a grandmother.

Disgusting. I just found my grandpa's Viagra. I swear, I almost puked from eating so many.

Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS.

The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.

An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again.

Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.

Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations.

My grandchild has taught me what true love means.

It means watching Scooby-Doo cartoons while the basketball game is on another channel.

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

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

Grandpa Patterson used to say: Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction.

When I was 7 years old, I put on shows for everyone at my grandpa's funeral.

I was always the little entertainer.

Does Grandpa love to baby-sit his grandchildren? Are you kidding? By day he is too busy taking hormone shots at the doctor's or chip shots on the golf course. At night he and Grandma are too busy doing the cha-cha.

My grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world.

And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.

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

What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children.

Everybody's got the seam of goodness in them, Kit," said Grandpa.

"Just a matter of whether it can be found and brought out into the light.

I like to do nice things for my grandchildren - like buy them those toys I've always wanted to play with.

My grandpa taught me how to live off the land.

To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word "boo."

Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents.

Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven't thought of yet.

The reward is in the risk. You can’t stay hidden inside Grandpa’s overprotective cloak forever. You’ve seemed like you needed to grow out of that for a while. Mom and Dad going away, and the red notebook, these things just helped. Now it’s up to you to

I was talking to my grandpa last Thanksgiving.

He pulled me aside and was like, "This Thanksgiving is the 150th for the Vaughn family in Chicago." I was like, "Cool, whatever," but I think when you have a culture like that, you should have a real appreciation for it. My family's been there forever and I don't want to leave.

I don't believe in happy endings. Children have got to face death sooner or later. Granny and Grandpa die, dogs die, cats die, gerbils and those frightful things - what are they called? - hamsters: all die like flies. So there's no point avoiding it.

Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them.

Two things I dislike about my granddaughter - when she won't take her afternoon nap, and when she won't let me take mine.

I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have - if only for self-defense.

You don't have to be in "Who's Who" to know what's what.

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