National Grandparents Day

National Grandparents Day is the legacy of Marian McQuade of Fayette, West Virginia – a coal-miner’s wife who raised 15 children and their families.  This compassionate woman’s most cherished goal was to persuade grandchildren to tap into the wisdom and heritage of both paternal and maternal grandparents.

In 1973, Senator Jennings Randolph — of Mrs. McQuade’s home state — introduced a Senate resolution to make Grandparents Day a national holiday.  It took five more years before then-President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated on the first Sunday following Labor Day.

Since its passage 35 years ago, National Grandparents Day has gained increasing recognition from devoted grandchildren who have experienced the love, caring and support of their parents’ parents.  This Sunday be sure and celebrate your Grandparents!



In 1942, Roy Webster began selling apples and pears from his orchards located in Hood River, Oregon. The area was perfect for growing fruit thanks to the volcanically enriched soil and glacial water from the nearby Mt. Hood. The fruit was exceptional. This orchard and fruit growing wisdom was passed down from father to son. In 1999, The Fruit Company was founded by Roy's grandsons, Scott & Addison Webster. Today, Scott runs the business as President and CEO. The Fruit Company packs and ships beautiful fruit gifts around the nation.

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