YOUR PHOTOS: Show Us Best Grandma, Grandpa

Sunday is National Grandparents Day, so let them know how much you love them! Upload photos here and share in the comments what makes them so special.

They often spoil us—and sometimes scold us—but the love of a grandparent is always special.

Their stories of the days of old bring our family history to life. Their recipes are tried and true and, hopefully, tasty. Plus, they become trusted free babysitters!

Nowm it's time to return some of that love. Sunday, Sept. 9, marks National Grandparents Day, the perfect time to let grandma and grandpa know just how special they are to you.

According to the National Grandparents Day website:

The impetus for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation was to champion the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

What wisdom have you learned from your grandparents, whether they're still living here on earth or gone but holding a special place in your heart? How have they enriched your life and the life of your children? Got a great pic of them? Share it all here and let all of our grandparents know that, well, no one's better than them.

Patrick H. September 08, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Having survived the holocaust my grandparents always tried to teach us the importance of family and the importance of standing up for others even if you didn't agree with them. I miss that in this community of those too busy to make a difference.
Crime Solver September 10, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Although my grandfather Phillip Leroy Shears is no longer here with us today I want him to know that he is thought about on this day and everyday and fond memories of every life he touched will never be forgotten. We love you Pop and were taking good care Mema for you. love, Peanut
Crime Solver September 10, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Also I want my grandmother Laura Mary Shears to know how much we love her and her strength and courage influences our entire family to remain strong as these last few years have been hard for the family. Love you, Peanut


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