As a little girl my dad would take my brother and I to visit my granddaddy. He was wise, kind, and loved to cook. He was full of life and told the best stories. Sadly, my children never got to meet him. Even so, some of the magic of the man I admired so lives on in the form of memories and the stories I share with my oldest daughter and will one day share with my youngest. These quotes about grandfathers embody those memories.
While grandmas often get all of the attention grandfathers are quite special too. They often have the greatest stories to tell and a knack for making the faces of their grandchildren light up.
In celebration of Father’s Day, here are 10 great quotes about grandfathers.
“Grandfathers are just antique little boys” – Author unknown
Just like grandmas, grandpas are also antiques.
“Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.” – Author Unknown
Loving and Fixing. What grandpas are for.
“Great fathers get promoted to grandfathers.” – Author Unknown
Grandpas are the recipients of quite the promotion.
“A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.” – Author Unknown
A blending of the two.
“My grandfather was a wonderful role model. Through him I got to know the gentle side of men.” – Sarah Long
They lead by example.
“One of the most powerful handclasps is one of a new baby around the finger of a grandfather.” – Joy Hargrove
The relationship between a grandfather and child is special from the start.
“Grandchildren don’t stay young forever, which is good because grandfathers only have so many horsy rides in them.” – Gene Perret
Giver of horsy rides.
“…There is no grandfather who does not adore his grandchildren.” – Victor Hugo
They adore their grandchildren.
“The closest friends I made all through life have been people who also grew up close to a loved and loving grandmother or grandfather.” – Margaret Mead
The love they give makes all the difference.
“To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word BOO.” – Robert Brault
A perfect combination.