Saturday, May 30, 2015

Grandparents' Day - a wonderful idea

On the last Friday in May, the nearby town of Hurchillo celebrates Grandparents' Day. They have been doing it for 27 years now.

 Each year the town takes the time to pay tribute to the contribution that the older generation make to the upbringing of grandchildren. In some cases taking them and bringing them back from school whilst the parents go to work. In many cases just being with them, passing on the wealth of experience that they have acquired.

 Since we live in Spain and our grandchildren are in Sale, Manchester, it is not easy for us to have as much contact as we would like. We do know that the other grandparents do help out a lot, picking up Molly from school when Laura is otherwise engaged. Molly's other grandfather also spends a lot of time with her helping with homework.

 Pamela's parents, perhaps more so than mine, spent a lot of time with our children and I know that they benefited enormously from that contact. Having a Grandparents' Day is such a wonderful idea and perhaps one that Bigastro could consider adopting.

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