Wednesday, September 3, 2008

ABC Wednesday-G


Isn't it Great to see how GRAND
FATHER shows us that he has never really Grown up because he enjoys playing on the see-saw with his three Grandsons, Grant, Graham and Gregory.
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GRANDFATHERS are special people who can teach lifes lessons to their Grandsons through the wisdom and experience they have Gained over the years.
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Demonstrating how to fish, building a bird house and learning reading, writing and arithmetic are what GRANDFATHERS teach their Grandchildren.
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But the Games that GRANDFATHERS play with their Grandsons are the best memories that any young boy could ever have or need when Growing up.
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As George Bernard Shaw said, "We don't stop playing because we Grow old; we Grow old because we stop playing."
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Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain
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To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Always remember: Growing older is mandatory; Growing up is optional.
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50 comments:

leslie said...

Oh! Do I get to be first? Love this post - and love all your teddies! Come and see my post about geneology and my mother named Gretchen. :D

photowannabe said...

Love Mark Twain's saying. I definitely agree with it, if you don't mind it doesn't matter.
Terrific G post. Wish I had known my Grandparents better. They lived in MN. and we lived in CA. They really had little influence on my life.

magiceye said...

Grand G collection!

G is for Ganpati Bappa Morya! To find out what it means click here

RuneE said...

This post will be popular with all Grandfathers! Very nice of you.

Columbo said...

Great post for Grandfathers. I do love your teddy bears and you certainly captured the ABC Wednesday theme for G.

Merle said...

Dear Bear ~~ Great to see you posting again and I have enjoyed catching up
with your delightful posts and bears
I have quite a lot also.
Thank you for your comments and nice words on my blog. Glad you enjoy the jokes. Take care, Love, Merle.

mrsnesbitt said...

A wonderful post. My grandfather was quite a serious man, my nana however wasn't. Memories are a wonderful treasure.
Thanks so much.
Dxx

Blue said...

Hi there!

Sorry, I haven't commented before. I did pop over & read your F is for friendship post - it was very true. TY for your support.

I never knew either of my Grandfathers.
And, I've certainly grown older but not UP!

Love
Blue

AphotoAday said...

Evidently, the moral of this is -- one grandfather bear weighs way more than three little bears...

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Goodness gracious this was great.

Liz said...

I'd agree with those sentiments!

I am so looking forward to being a grandma ... but no sign yet.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

That was fun!

Being a grandma is the best (unless you talk to my husband who thinks being a grandpa is best!)

Aileni said...

Never thought of Grandfather and here I am, newly endowed, as it were.
I am not premitted by my son to show my grandchild on line, so I never thought of it.

nina said...

A nice sentiment for G.

Margaret Cloud said...

This is a nice post, my husband and our grandson are very close. Thank you for the email, my new post is done.

ArneA said...

I am a grandfather with grandchildren miles away. That´s ok.
as long as you have mac and iChat

Daryl said...

what a sweet G!

:-Daryl

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Oh, he is lovely, and so lucky to have so many nice grandchildren..

Tommy V said...

another great ABC.

Reader Wil said...

G.B.Shaw was right! Good post.

JeanMac said...

Amen to that! Love these posts -

Miss_Yves said...

Great set of great quotes!
lovely teddy bear as usual!
miss Yves

Neva said...

Very nice choice for "G" I have a few of these bears......
Mine is here.

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

being a single man of 71years, I can attent to the fact one doesn't have to be just a grandfather to enjoy the positiveness of small children, I have many years of fond memories assisting my nieces and nephews in growing into the adults they are today---teaching my Grand Niece how to play chess is just one of them.

Kim said...

Grandfathers are great, I love this one.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

lovely G post!

Mental P Mama said...

Such a grand name for a grand person.

ellen b said...

Yippee for Grandfathers. This is a great figurine...

The Mulligan Family said...

Such sweet little bears, and I agree - Grandfathers are GREAT! Thanks for visiting my site and for your comments. Happy ABC Wednesday.

Denise said...

Hi, Bear
I like to be here in this space and read these things so special. Thanks for sharing.
hugs, Denise

D Herrod said...

I have wonderful memories of my Grandparents. Like your philosophy about growing up.

nonizamboni said...

I just loved this post with the many quotes about aging that I will keep close to me. Ah, grandfathers. My daughters didn't get to know theirs for long and that seems unfair but isn't that life? Always a pleasure to visit you.
Happy ABC Wed.!

Rambling Woods said...

Very good for G..I love visiting to see the photos of the bears..I should put up a photo of some of mine....

Dragonstar said...

I love the way you have bears for every possible occasion! This one is an absolute delight!

bobbie said...

This is just adorable.

Bear - I answered your question under your comment on my blog.

becky voyles said...

Guess we were two great minds thinking similar thoughts. Glad you liked my G list. Thanks for the comments. I guess I got the hang of it this go round.

Rose said...

Grandfather Bear looks like he is having a lot of fun! Love all the quotes about aging--so true.

Just saw Teacher Bear on yesterday's post; she would be very welcome at my house:)

Wendy said...

Guess I'll never grow up!LOL!!

peppylady said...

Great quote and maybe now I need to start doing some kid like things every so often.

Thanks for stopping in and the coffee is always on.

Gemma said...

Those are just a little too cute.
We are having a Teddy Bear Picnic this weekend
Hmmmm Maybe I'll find a Hairy one
and post about it next week.
lol

Kay Dennison said...

I think Grandma time is pretty cool, too!

And re: your comment. cheese, too? LOL

Tere {Blessings in Life} said...

Great post for the letter G! Love your bears. Mine's up as well.

kRiZ cPEc said...

getting happier is also optional, interesting post!

Nydia said...

Couldn't agree more with Mark Twain! Agin is on our minds more than in our bodies... Oh I'm very luck to have great memories about my grandparents, from my mom' side - I didn't have the chance of meeting my dad's sides'. They were lovely to me and I hope they're havingfun in the other world now.

Sweet post! Thank you for your lovely words on my G post! :o)

Kisses from Nydia.

Sherry said...

Bear Lover here....! And Grandfathers, wow, Mine was called Grandpap. I owe my life to him and Grandma!

Thank you for this moment to mention them.

onangelwings said...

Amen. Love this. I should have thought about my grandparents. Grrr..

kml said...

That is adorable! Perfect quote to go with it!

i beati said...

wonderful in every way sandy

CherryPie said...

Love the quotes, thank you :-)

Katney said...

My Boyd's Bear grandfather is reading to his grandson. Priceless!