Grandparent’s Day — Gifts From Generations Past

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Grandparent's Day — Gifts From Generations Past

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Grandparent’s Day falls on September 13th. Celebrating both paternal and maternal grandparents in the United States since 1978, this holiday is a recognition of generational growth. The Krrb team takes part in honoring family by sharing stories and photos of their own grandparents.

Chrissy Giglio

Grandparent's Day — Gifts From Generations Past
I wear rings every single day that were passed down to me from my grandma and they serve as a wonderful reminder that she is with my every day. I was too young to really comprehend the loss of my grandparents, but when we were cleaning out my grandmas apartment my mom told me to take anything I wanted and I chose a pink flower brooch. My 12-year-old self must have known that I would one day love to wear it pinned to my favorite jacket and keep close to my heart for always.

Grandparent's Day — Gifts From Generations Past

Mateo Londono

Grandparent's Day — Gifts From Generations Past
The antique silver tray that sits on my shelf and collects odds and ends, actually has a beautiful story. My grandmother had it specially made and engraved for my great-grandmother in the 1950’s. When she passed, my grandmother kept it and passed it down to my mother and then, my mother to me. This tray is really a symbol for the lineage of powerful women in my family and connection they shared.

Grandparent's Day — Gifts From Generations Past

Lauren Hannel

Grandparent's Day — Gifts From Generations Past
My grandpa “Poppy” was a respected baseball player, journalist, head of PR for a great charity in Buffalo, and an all-around wonderful person. He kept this little brass buffalo on his desk from the start of his career as a nice good luck charm. He died when I was 12, so now I keep it on my mantel to always remind me of him, the talents he passed down to me, and my hometown!

Grandparent's Day — Gifts From Generations Past

Vanessa Londono

Grandparent's Day — Gifts From Generations Past

My maternal grandmother was a force to be reckoned with. I inherited her love of adventure and need to explore. My Abuelita also had a strong allegiance to New York City, where I moved to almost immediately after graduating from college. A few years ago, my mom passed down my grandmother’s typewriter, a Brother Charger 11. My grandmother used to say that to succeed, a woman needed to know how to type, how to drive and have a diploma. Having come from Colombia, she completed her GED at the age of 48.

Grandparent's Day — Gifts From Generations Past