Everyone asks, what is Grandparents Day and when did it start? It’s a fairly new holiday, just coming around in the late 70’s. Congress passed the legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents’Day and, on August 3, 1978, then-President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation. 15 other countries celebrate this day on different dates from us, countries include Estonia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Singapore, South Sudan, Spain, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
So it’s agreed internationally, grandparents are awesome, they should have a special day. Bring them some organic tea cakes or fresh flowers from the garden, better yet, bring them a live plant so it can be passed on from generation to generation (providing the grandparents have green thumbs).
This is the day to celebrate our grandparents whom I hope for all of you, were a blessing to your life as mine, namely my grandmother. She wasn’t exactly Boho, she was more of an urban, middle class, Audre Hepburn with a boat load of fashion jewelry, including yes, the famous Bakelight jewelry, which I still have and the collection dates from the 1940’s to the 1960’s.
She taught me how to cook, play, run free, be wild, and not to be afraid. Because of her, I can play piano, roller skate, swim, dive, and ride a bike, which leads to later in life, parasailing, paddle boarding, swimming with dolphins, and standing on the edge of f the edge of Kalalau Lookout in Kauai. I also learned early on how to pick up great vintage items from all of our neighbor hood garage sales. She would give me 50 cents and I would embark on a local neighborhood bicycle ride during the summer for “stuff”. Those special finds led me to loving boho items, especially vintage. 50 cents many years ago at a garage sale went a long way. Thanks Grandma for being there for me, you are missed. Indigo
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