Thursday, August 29, 2013

Grandparents Day Fun

My grandmother wasn’t like my friends’ grandmothers or the grandmas I read about in books.  She didn’t knit fluffy mittens or bake cookies and pies. She chewed Beeman’s gum and saved shiny pennies for me in a fat, little coin purse that opened and closed with a snap.  Her apartment in Indianapolis didn’t have either an apple tree for me to climb or a magic wardrobe leading to another world.  Despite--or perhaps because of these things--I loved her dearly.

What do you remember about your grandparents?

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day to be Grandparents Day.  This year Grandparents Day falls on September 8.

Families, drop by the Library's Mayfield Room on Sunday, September 8, anytime between 1 PM and 4:30 PM and make pop-up cards to send to grandparents.  (The pictures you see here, don't do justice to the clever, 3-D construction.)  Materials, instructions, and snacks will be provided  by Youth Services.  No reservation is required.  Grandparents and great grandparents are encouraged to join the fun!  For more information visit the Library's calendar of events.

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