Saturday, February 27, 2010

Grandmother Quotes

I found a collection of quotes about Grandmothers at "Quote Garden" website and thought I'd share some of them with, reflect, laugh, enjoy!
  • - Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. Author Unknown
  • - What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure. Gene Perret
  • - Grandmothers are just antique little girls. Author Unknown
  • - Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. Welsh Proverb
  • - A child needs a grandparent, anybody's grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world. Charles and Ann Morse
  • - What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. Rudolph Giuliani
  • - A house needs a grandma in it. Louisa May Alcott
  • - Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends - and hardly ever our own grown children. Ruth Goode
  • - A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television. Author Unknown
  • - When a child is born, so are grandmothers. Judith Levy
  • -There's no place like home except Grandma's. Author Unknown
  • - Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric. Pam Brown
  • - We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me. Phyllis Theroux
  • - It's one of nature's way that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us. Igor Stravinsky
  • - Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends. Allan Frome
  • - When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. Ogden Nash
  • - Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete. Marcy DeMaree
  • - Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. Author Unknown
  • - Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever. Author Unknown
  • - Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. Lois Wyse
  • - Uncles and aunts, and cousins, are all very well, and fathers and mothers are not to be despised; but a grandmother, at holiday time, is worth them all. Fanny Fern
  • - It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace. Christopher Morley
  • - Sometimes our grandmas and grandpas are like grand-angels. Lexie Saige
  • - If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first. Lois Wyse

Grandmother Teaches Marketing Skills Lessons

I came upon this article on one of those article marketing sites, and thought it was cute. In it, a man shares how, by doing the simplest of things, his Grandmother helped shaped his life. I hope you enjoy it.
Sometimes in looking back I do wish that I could tell you I developed my marketing skills at some nice Ivy League school, but things just didn't turn out that way for me. Being self-studied in marketing and advertising is the only way I could explain my background in marketing. My first experience in marketing started back in 1979. Me and my cousin Eddie where watching television. At the time he was 9 and I was 7 years old. There was no internet or "Laser" marketing. The "Big Time" marketers did T.V. commercials, snail mail, and print advertising.

As we watched the "One-Eyed Monster" we caught a great piece of marketing before the T.V. fried our brains and made us lose our vision from sitting so close. Well, that's what we where told by my grandmother. After viewing the commercial by Country Tyme Lemonade where the little kids where selling their lemonade from a stand out front of their house. We had a great idea! Not a unique idea, but nevertheless it was a great one to us. So, I may partially owe my first business and marketing joint venture to Country Tyme Lemonade. We jumped right up and headed to my Grandmothers room to get an approval on our lemonade sales. Seeing two cute little kids asking to become

lemonade sales and marketing professionals how could she say no, especially as cute as I was? We made the lemonade, set up the stand, and created the sign for advertisement. Then my Grandma gave us our first marketing advice. "Hey, why don't you take your stand out closer to the street and flag down some traffic with your sign? That should get you a lot of customers." We thought that was a cool idea, plus for the first time we had permission to play close to the street.

Well, the first day went pretty good, but our marketing and advertising was still off a little because it was kind of hard to get folks to pull over even though we had several people to circle the block. All together the $1.10 we spent at the penny candy store down the street was well worth it. The next 24 hours we spent time thinking on how we could have customers lined up down the block. So of course we turned to our top marketer for advice. She said "You can start letting people sample your lemonade first, and you can also stand by the stop sign which will help stopped drivers see you better."

When we set out the next day to try out our new marketing and advertising approach everything turned out great. Sales more than doubled! Then I learned a valuable lesson that made sales go through the roof! Right before we called it a day I found our target market. The mailman who we missed the day before was now walking towards our house. I walked up to him and said "Mister, would you like to try some lemonade we are selling?" He said "Yes, that would be great because I'm very hot." I replied "Well, we have a lot of ice if you're hot." Not only did he buy 1 or 2 cups, but he brought a total of 5! At that point I had become a sales, advertising, and marketing baby guru. We looked on in amazement as he gulped down the fifth cup. after that I started looking for more people who where walking, hot, and tired. I did land a few more sales before counting our profit of $5.50. The next couple of days we made about the same amount. Give or take a buck or two. All due to our new marketing and advertising approach, and the later found fact that my Grandpa had friends he worked with at the Post Office.

Have fun out there! Mr. Penn is the proud owner of Work At Home Help Spot. He created the site to help others find work at home opportunities like the several that he now uses to make extra money on and off line. Copyright 2006 Work At Home Help Spot

This article was originally obtained from a site called "Articles On" which no longer exists.