The impetus for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation was to champion the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.
When is Grandparents Day?
In 2010, Grandparents Day falls on Sept. 12th
Seniors typically don’t eat as well as they used to. They lose interest in cooking, and if they live by themselves, cooking for one seems like too much of a chore. If you are caring for a parent that lives far away, MagicKitchen.com chefs have created delicious prepared Senior Meals designed for today’s healthy senior lifestyle. MagicKitchen.com offers fresh, delicious prepared meals cooked by our chefs, with the unbeatable convenience of home meal delivery. Save time without sacrificing taste.
If your grandparent resides in a senior’s facility, they will welcome a change of dietary pace, and most of MagicKitchen.com’s meals can be heated in a microwave. They would only need room in a freezer to store the meals. What could be easier than sending your grandparent our Senior’s Bundle:
- Vegetable Stew, Cornbread Blueberry Toaster Cakes
- Steak Soup, Potato & Cheese Pierogies
- Vegetable Lasagna
- Beef Bordelaise, Magic Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
- Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie
- Apple Pie
- Carrot Cake
Looking for something to keep the kids busy while you’re visiting with grandma? How about the Doodlebook photo frame? This 4 x 6 photo frame is also an 80-page sketching pad. Budding artists and doodlers can draw all over the frame and then tear off the top sheet to create a new artwork.
Here’s an idea for a super-personalized gift- plak your poem (http://plakyourpoem.com/). Write your own poem or select one of theirs, put it on one of their beautiful backgrounds, then let them mount it and laminate it.
How about a fun fishing photo frame for grandpa? They say, “We will personalize our exclusive Hooked On You© Personalized Frame design with any name or title you choose along with each of his fishing buddies’ first names.”
Whatever you decide on, don’t forget to celebrate Grandparents Day! Without them, you wouldn’t be here, and you certainly wouldn’t be the person you are!