Celebrating Our Grandparents!
Traditionally Gross Catholic students celebrate mass with their grandparents on the Friday before Grandparents Day. With our students and their families safety in mind, we have decided to postpone the mass until spring. In celebration of Grandparents Day our students have shared some fond memories of their grandparents.
When I was little both my parents were in school or work so I would spend a lot of days with my grandma. She lived in a little tiny house in Bellevue and we would watch scary movies and have tea parties. I have so many special memories but my favorite was when she took me to New Life Thrift one day and I got a whole new wardrobe. I got a purple bucket hat,a purple overall dress, green jeans, and lots of big chunky jewelry. I have 25 first cousins so I knew even then how lucky I was to have such a special day with her all to myself even though my mom was a little overwhelmed when I came home that day with every green and purple item of clothing in that entire store. My grandma always encouraged me to follow my inner voice from a young age even if that meant a purple bucket hat cause she was a free spirit and she knew I would be too with my big chunky purple bracelets.
-Layla Stull ’21
My favorite memory of my grandma is having her as my confirmation sponsor and doing service hours with her. Having her as my confirmation sponsor and working with her was really fun because I got to spend time with her and bond with her more.
-Owen Nolte ’23
For the past two years on the grandparent mass day we would always get panera after for lunch and just talk.
-Megan Le ’22
My favorite memory with my grandparents is when they used to drive me to Jr. Band. It was a good time to spend together alone with my grandparents and many memories were made.
-Cadence Sweetmon ’22
My favorite grandparent memory is my magic phone. When I was little, my grandma used to call her phone a “magic phone”. This magic phone allowed her to see the color of my dress, which she would always compliment. She would call me everyday, ask how my day was, and tell me how pretty I looked that day. I always looked forward to it.
-Camille Streit ’21
My favorite memory with my grandparents is when I was younger my grandpa would come over and watch me on snowdays. We would go sledding, build snowmen, and have snowball fights with my other siblings. My grandma would stay inside and make us hot chocolate and food, so when we were done we could go in and eat. Then we would all watch a movie together, it was perfect.
-Emma Parr ’22
One of my favorite memories of my grandpa is from a long time ago, while me, him, and my grandma were walking through a parking lot. Grandpa was telling me one of his really interesting (and really long) stories, and grandma was a walking little further ahead while telling him to hurry up, as usual. Suddenly, grandpa stopped, bent over, and picked up a little plastic alien, which he handed to me as a gift. It was just a silly little thing that he did on the spot, but years later, I still have that alien sitting on my desk, reminding me of him whenever I see it.
-Lauren Schmitz ’22
My favorite memory with my grandma was when we were going on a trip. We were at the hotel at the pool and she slipped, coming out of the pool. My sister and I were both really scared. When we got to her she was laughing. She just thought it was so funny. Luckily, she did not get hurt!
-Annie Biros ’24
My fondest memory was that every year in elementary school my grandma would take me shopping and buy me back-to-school clothes.
-Elizabeth Linder ’24
My favorite memory is when I went skiing with my grandparents.
-Kathleen Brousek ’22
My favorite memory of my Grandma is going over to her house, having meatball subs, spending the night at her house, and waking up to make breakfast for everyone.
-Sean Earnest ’22
Please bless my grandparents:
Thank you for the life they gave my parents and for the life they give to me.
For the ways they helped me and made me strong, I give thanks.
For the ways they love me no matter what, I rejoice.
For the ways they have paved the road that leads me here, I am grateful.
Let them grow in wisdom and joy in life. Let them find peace and rest from their work.
Let them be healed of every sickness and pain.
And let them see with their own eyes the glory of your Son, Jesus,
in the love of their children and grandchildren.
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