A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 12, 2019
“Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things”

"Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things” is a sayingthat has been printed on many images. “Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things” was printed in The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ) on September 7, 1975.

“Fathers are for loving and for fixing things” was printed in the Dayton (OH) Daily News on July 16, 1985. “Grandpas are for loving and fixing things” was printed in The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) on January 27, 1992.


7 September 1975, The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ), pg. B10, col. 4:
Or one can choose from those he has already crafted. (Fence picket signs.—ed.) One says: Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things. Another: God could not be everywhere, so he created Grandmothers.

11 December 1977, Knoxville (TN) News-Sentinel, “Speaking of Angels” by Barbara Asbury, pg. F-1, col. 6:
Besides the puckish devil, Mr. Oakes’ contains a tiny bus, as he is employed by Continental Trailways, tools, a ladder and a plaque inscribed, “Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.”

16 July 1985, Dayton (OH) Daily News, “Window Shopping: With woodworking machine, you’ve got it made” by Meredith Moss, pg. 5-H, col. 1:
I guess that’s why the little sign at the Shopsmith Factory Showroom first caught my eye. It says: “Fathers are for loving and for fixing things,” and that’s just how I always felt about my dad.

27 January 1992, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Smiley Anders column, pg. 1B, col. 1:
Mr. Fix-it: Shorty Falcon, the Bard of Berwick, says his favorite sign is one his grandchildren hung in his garage after he made it into a playroom:

“Grandpas are for loving and fixing things.”

Google Books
From This High Hill
By Marvin Lewis
Greenville, SC: Bob Jones University Press
1994
Pg. 196:
On the plaque were the following words: “Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.”

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Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.  ~Author Unknown
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Latin Times
Happy Father’s Day Quotes: 40 Sayings For Grandpa!
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3. “Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.”

Elite Daily
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SEPT 8 2017
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7. “Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.”—Unknown

Metro (UK)
National Grandparents Day: 11 quotes about grandparents to celebrate
Nickie O’Hara Sunday 10 Sep 2017 12:01 am
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“Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.”

Google Books
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandparents:
101 Stories of Love, Laughs and Lessons Across the Generations

By Amy Newmark
Cos Cob, CT: Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC
2019
Pg. 125:
Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things. ~Author Unknown

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“Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.”
―Author Unknown
11:43 PM - 5 May 2019

Good Housekeeping
20 Grandpa Quotes to Honor Your Papa on Father’s Day (And Every Day)
For all the times he’s made your day just a little brighter.

By Selena Barrientos
May 6, 2019
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Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.

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