Your First Best Friend
Nobody can possibly take Grandpa's place in our lives. He shares a lifetime of wisdom with us and passes on a wealth of our family history. He tells us the real stories about how Mom or Dad behaved as children, including the ones they hoped we'd never hear. And he gives us the kind of attention that makes us feel like we are the most important person in the world.
Grandpa is such fun, what child doesn't love him? After all, he dotes on us. He takes us fishing. He gives us his spare change. He always has a peppermint in his pocket. Even more important, he hardly ever acts his age.
As we reach adulthood, we find ourselves occasionally reflecting on the important lessons Grandpa taught us by example. He taught us to do the hard work first. He challenged us to be the best we could be and to keep our promises.
Grandpa always seems to know more than anyone else. His position in the family is honored, almost sacred. With touching photographs of grandfathers and grandchildren of many ages and backgrounds and a page in the book for your own favorite family photo and one-hundredth reason, Why I Love Grandpa is the perfect way to tell Grandpa how much he means to you.
Gregory E. Lang has studied child and family development and has trained in marriage and family therapy. He is an executive in an Atlanta, Georgia, company that serves the medical community. Meagan Lang is his daughter.
With touching photographs of grandfathers and grandchildren of various ages and races, Why I Love Grandpa
gives 100 reasons why grandfathers are truly special.