So today was Grandparent's Day in the US

United States
September 10, 2017 10:30pm CST
I've been a grandparent for just a few years. But I didn't even remember grandparent's day until I saw it mentioned on Facebook two days ago. My own grandparents have been gone for many years. I don't think we even had a "grandparents day" when they were alive. My kids never made a big deal about it for their grandmother either. It must be one of the lesser known special days. In fact, some people say it's just another thing that greeting card companies invented to make more money. I'm not cynical about it like that though. It's a positive event in my opinion. It was my tradition growing up to honor parents and grandparents too on Mother's Day and Father's Day. Besides, people have many different family circumstances. Not everyone has a good relationship with parents or grandparents or they might have passed. It's a good thing to appreciate relatives who are special to us, anytime. I don't know that we really need an official date on a calendar to do so. These are a few of thoughts I had today about this. What do you think?
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@1creekgirl (11934)
• United States
11 Sep 17
It seems kind of unnecessary. Although our granddaughter sent us both a "happy grandparents day" text.
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• United States
11 Sep 17
It's a positive thing. Grandparents are important. I'm glad your granddaughter acknowledged you.
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@Courtlynn (55163)
• United States
11 Sep 17
Its been around for many years. Actually, since 1978. Even has its own song and flower.
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• United States
11 Sep 17
Thank you @Courtlynn. I didn't know that.
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@Courtlynn (55163)
• United States
11 Sep 17
@BloggerDi welcome
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• Nairobi, Kenya
11 Sep 17
You are right. :) We need to appreciate the people in our lives as much as we can and every day too. #HappyGrandparentsDay
• United States
11 Sep 17
Yes we do! Thanks for your comment @mildredtabitha.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
11 Sep 17
@BloggerDi You are welcomed :)
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• United Kingdom
14 Sep 17
I'm not even sure we have grandparents day over here. Never heard of it before. Mine are either deceased or I don't know them that well. I've just starting seeing Grandma again for the 1st time in over a decade.