National Gorgeous Grandma Day is marked annually on July 23 to celebrate and honor the grannies in our lives. 

The origin of this day remains unknown, but the phrase "gorgeous grandma" came about thanks to Alice Solomon, who graduated at the age of 50 from Wellesley College in 1984. She came up with the idea of "gorgeous grandma" to challenge the society that saw her and other women of her age as senior citizens, even though they were not grandmothers. 

Here are some quotes, collected from wow4u, to share on this day:

1. "Grandmothers always have time to talk and make you feel special." – Catherine Pulsifer

2. "A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes." – Barbara Cage

3. "'Grandmother' opens up a new world of change, challenge, and celebration in a woman's life." – Rebecca Barlow Jordan

4. "To all of the grandmothers who make the world more gentle, more tolerant and more safe for our children. Never doubt your importance." – Mary-Lou Rosengren

5. "As I learned from growing up, you don't mess with your grandmother." – Prince William

6. "A grandmother is a remarkable woman. She's a wonderful combination of warmth and kindness, laughter and love. She overlooks our faults, encourages our dreams, and praises our every success." – Unknown

7. "Every parent knows that children look at their grandparents as sources of wisdom and security." – David Jeremiah

8. "...I loved reading about the strength of grandmothers as well, because they're the ones you turn to for all that unconditional love and acceptance when you need it." – Amy Newmark

9. "My grandmother is my angel on earth. She is always looking out for me, she is always there for me, she loves and cares for me in a very special way. An angel describes her best!" – Catherine Pulsifer

10. "I believe that God sent us Grandparents as our legacy from above to share the moments of our life as extra measures of His love." – Unknown

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