Sunday, September 28, 2008

OT: Marian McQuade has died

I never knew there was a National Grandparent's Day, and that there'd been one since 1978.

A woman named Marian McQuade was the driving force behind getting the day recognized nationally. She didn't do it, apparently, just for kids to honor their own grandparents, but rather she wanted kids to adopt a grandparent from a local nursing home, some lonely individual who needed personal interaction, needed to be able to share their stories and their experiences of life.

McQuade died at the age of 91, two days ago.


If you've got grandparents, call 'em or send 'em a bouquet of flowers today. If you don't, stop by one of the nursing homes in your area and see who needs a friend.

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