GORGEOUS GRANDMA DAY | July 23
On July 23rd, Gorgeous Grandma Day recognizes all women of a certain age, whether they are grandmothers or not.
Not all women become grandmothers. Those who do, don’t necessarily fit the traditional mold any longer. Others still reach a point where many assume grandmother status, even though no grandchildren are about. Gorgeous Grandma Day embraces the age of the nana and encourages all women to flaunt their granny attitudes with purpose and style.
While some grandmas fit the traditional mold with gray hair and cookie-baking, home-making, hug-giving, child-spoiling energy to spare, many grannies sport a whole new role. Many take on the part of grandma to the children in their lives.
No matter the type of grandmother they are, they’re all different. Some play the hippest games, wear the latest styles, and know how to find the best deals on technology. Even the grandkids can’t keep up! Funny, sassy and energetic grandmas, rebel grannies and smart grannies make the grade, too.
In many scenarios, grandmother-types step into the role where no grandmother remains. These women lend ears, laps, and hugs, much like the nanas of memory. Of course, they build foundations and set young men and women on their path.
Nearly all of these fantastic women pass down family traditions while teaching children to stand on our own. Full of wisdom and wit, what would anyone do without their nanas? They go by many names, but they’re all gorgeous in their own way.
On Gorgeous Grandma Day, let the grandmothers in your life know how much they mean to you.
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No matter your age, be your gorgeous self. Maybe you’re a grandma, and perhaps you’re not. It doesn’t matter. Own the attitude and celebrate. Use #GorgeousGrandmaDay to share on social media
GORGEOUS GRANDMA DAY HISTORY
Alice Solomon created Gorgeous Grandma Day in 1984 to honor women of a certain age, whether they were grandmothers or not. It’s a time to recognize their accomplishments and their abilities. Their lives have only just begun.
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July 23rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The Ford Motor Company made its first sale to Dr. Ernst Pfenning of Chicago. The Model A cost $850.00.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame inducts the first African American – Jackie Robinson.
Warner Bros. released The World According to Garp based on the novel by John Irving in U.S. theatres. Starring Robin Williams as Garp, John Lithgow and Glenn Close, the critically acclaimed film follows Garp and his relationship with his mother.
NASA mission STS-93 launched astronaut Eileen Collins aboard the Columbia as the first woman to command a spacecraft.
July 23rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Vera Rubin – 1928
While studying the rotation of the Andromeda Galaxy in the late 1970s at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, astronomer Vera Rubin discovered the first evidence of dark matter.
Daniel Goldin – 1940
The longest-serving Administrator of NASA served from 1992 to 2001.
Alison Krauss – 1971
The American blue-grass and country artist has been recording since the age of 14.
Daniel Radcliffe – 1989
Best-known for his role as Harry Potter, the English actor began his career in 1999 in the role of David Copperfield in the BBC television movie.