is a Grandparent?
From A Grandpa's Notebook
by Meyer Moldeven
Some youngsters see their grandparents
rarely, and still others see their grandparents not at all. For a few,
grandparents live too far away, and others don't know where their
grandparents live or even if they have grandparents, but saddest of all are
the kids who don't know what grandparents are.
|- Sometimes a Grandma and Grandpa live
in a house that is very far from the town in which you live.
They'll still see each you as often as they can, but
sometimes the wait will be just a little bit longer.
|- Grandmas and Grandpas like to take
grandchildren to the zoo to see the
elephants and the deer and the monkeys. They also like to
grandchildren to the park to ride on the merry-go-round,
and to the lake
to throw bread to the ducks and the geese and the swans.
|- Grandmas and Grandpas are older than
mothers and fathers. They
usually have gray hair or white hair. Sometimes, Grandpas
have no hair
at all, but that's all right because Grandpas don't need
to use a comb and
hair brush every morning.
|- On the way home from the zoo or the
park, Grandmas and Grandpas
take grandchildren to the bakery. There, they stand at the
smell the fresh bread, and buy cookies and cakes for desserts.
|- Grandmas and Grandpas like to play
games with grandchildren, listen to
grandchildren tell what happened in the park and at school,
questions. They especially like to read stories to grandchildren
books with lots of pictures.
|- Grandmas and Grandpas like to hold
grandchildren in their laps and hug
them. Grandpas also like to shake hands, or pat grandchildren