Sunday, September 9, 2012

Happy Grandparents Day!

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Happy Grandparents Day to all the Grandmas and Grandpas out there!

On Thursday I wrote a story about the history of National Grandparents Day, its history and the lady who worked so hard to have it nationally recognized. The piece has a lot of information in it and is worth a minute or two of your time to read.

For to day's entry, I went to and they were kind enough to oblige with a set of cool facts about Grandparents that many of us do not know.

I think you'll enjoy learning them for yourself.

Facts About Grandparents

Did you know...?
  • The average age of a U.S. grandparent is 48, and more than half are Baby Boomers.
  • The world’s youngest grandmother is believed to be Rifca Stanescu, a 23-year-old from Romania.
  • The record for most living descendants belongs to Pennsylvanian Samuel S. Mast.

    When he died in 1992 at age 96, Mast had 11 children, 97 grandchildren, 634 great-grandchildren, and 82 great-great-grandchildren, for a grand total of 824 direct relations.
  • Speaking of living descendants, how about 10th U.S. President, John Tyler?

    Born in 1790, the Virginian has two grandsons, both in their 70s, who are still alive and kicking.
  • According to a survey, 38% of you have sex at least twice a week, 10% have tattoos, and 7% have tried recreational drugs (or admitted to it, anyway).
  • There’s no doubt about it: Grandparents are dependable.

    In fact, you’re SO reliable, about 7% of U.S. kids are being raised by their grandmothers and grandfathers.

    That’s almost 5 million children - enough to fill Yankee Stadium 100 times over.
There are several more tidbits about Grandma and Grandpa that you may not have know, but are certainly worth stowing away in the back of your mind for future reference.

These facts, overall, show that Grammy and Grampy (as they say here in Maine) are pretty good people to know and have around.

So, until the Sunday after next Labor Day, have fun with your grandkids today and make it a great National Grandparents Day!

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