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Grandmother Quotations by Unknown Authors

No One to Thank for These Sayings That Make You Think


As a child, I was puzzled by the "Anonymous" that appeared at the end of many poems. I couldn't figure out how one person could have written so many different kinds of poems. Today the notation "Author Unknown" is often used, but I'm still a little piqued that we don't know exactly who to thank for these pithy sayings.

  • Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.
  • Grandmas have old feet and young hearts.
  • Being a grandmother is our last chance to act like a kid without being accused of being in our second childhood.
  • Grandmothers are just antique little girls.
  • A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television.
  • There's no place like home except Grandma's.
  • Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.
  • Grandmas don't just say "that's nice" -- they reel back and roll their eyes and throw up their hands and smile. You get your money's worth out of grandmas.
  • Grandmas give you the cherry off the top.
  • Grandmothers are the people who take delight in hearing babies breathing into the telephone.
  • Grandmas outlast tyrants. That's why the world survives.

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