and not-so-famous grandparents write about
the pleasures of grandparenthood.
Willard Scott brings it all together
"Why do we love our grandparents so much? Part of the
reason I think has to do with the tremendous natural affection
and affinity that kids have for older people, whether they are
their actual grandparents or not. I know that when I was a kid
in Sunday school I used to look forward to the end of church
because there was a lady, Mrs. Earl Brinkle, who was probably
about seventy-five years old and always wore a little nine-dollar
JCPenney dress. I remember her well: I just loved and adored
her because she was so full of love. You know that feeling you
get when somebody older holds you in their arms-she was that
way with all the kids- a true grandmother in spirit. I wish
everyone could have a grandmother like her." --Willard
Excerpted from IF I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO
BE THIS MUCH FUN I WOULD HAVE BECOME A GRANDPARENT FIRST by Willard
Scott. Copyright © 2004 by Willard Scott. All Rights Reserved.
Published by Hyperion. Available Wherever Books are Sold.
(The book also contains "The History of Grandparents Day"
Shirley Love of West Virginia, plus a chapter by DJ McQuade-Lancaster.)