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National Grandparents Day is Sunday Sept. 7th.
National Grandparents Day has more than one origin. Some people consider it to have been first proposed by Michael Goldgar in the 1970s after he visited his aunt in an Atlanta nursing home, Spending $11,000 of his own money in lobbying efforts to have the day officially recognized, he made 17 trips to Washington DC over a seven-year span to meet with legislators.
Others consider Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, a housewife in West Virginia, to have been the main driver for the day of observance. Throughout the 1970s McQuade worked hard to educate the people about the important contributions senior citizens made and the contributions that they would be willing to make if asked. She also urged people to adopt a grandparent, not for one day a year and not for material giving, but for a lifetime of experience.
In any event National Grandparents Day was finally signed into law by President Jimmy Carter in 1978. Marian McQuade received a phone call from the White House to advise her of this event. Many people believe that National Grandparents Day was inspired by her efforts. A presidential proclamation on September 6, 1979, made this day official – it designated Sunday, September 9, 1979, (being the “first Sunday of September following Labor Day”) as National Grandparents Day.
We will open again on Tues Sept. 2 .
Have a good weekend and be careful on the roads.
Why do we as a nation celebrate Labor Day? This article from Time can answer that.
Here’s Why We Celebrate Labor Day – TIME
http://news.google.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:05:13 GMT
Best Father’s Day 2014 Freebies and Deals – ABC News
When you want to do something for a father on Father’s day, you don’t really need to spend a lot. There are lots of companies out there offering bargains and deals. Here are some sources:
ABC NewsBest Father’s Day 2014 Freebies and DealsABC NewsIf your dad or family does not enjoy free or cheap things, stop reading. But if they wouldn’t mind some free pasta or coffee, then read on. Here are some deals for Father’s Day 2014 weekend. Of …
From barbecue to beer: 12 ways to feed Dad on Father’s Day – Salt Lake Tribune
From barbecue to beer: 12 ways to feed Dad on Father’s DaySalt Lake TribuneHearth on 25th is teaming with the Utah Brewers Cooperative, makers of Wasatch and Squatters beer, for a special burger and beer pairing menu. The menu is available for nine d …
http://news.google.com Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:08:39 GMT
That’s according to a survey just released by a Calif.-based Real Estate firm, which studied food, utilities, median home price, unemployment rates, adjusted median income and miscellaneous costs throughout Utah.
If you live in American Fork, you live in the most affordable place in Utah – Daily Herald
http://news.google.com Fri, 02 May 2014 23:16:59 GMT