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
“There’s no place like home, except grandma’s”

"There’s no place like home, except grandma’s” is a saying that has been printed on many images. “There’s no place like home!” is one of the most famous of all American expressions. John Howard Payne (1791-1852) wrote these lyrics for “Home, Sweet Home” in the opera Clari, or the Maid of Milan (1823):

“‘Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there ‘s no place like home;
A charm from the skies seems to hallow us there,
Which sought through the world is ne’er met with elsewhere.
Home, sweet home,
There’s no place like home.”


“There’s no place like home except Grandma’s!” was printed in the Chicago (IL) Tribune on October 27, 1974. “There’s no place like home . . . except Grandma’s” was printed in the book Sampler Stitchery (1982) by Jill Jarnow.


27 October 1974, Chicago (IL) Tribune, Homes/Leisure Living sec. 11, pg. 12, col. 1 ad:
There’s no place like home except Grandma’s!
(Easel plaques from Harvester House.—ed.)

15 January 1981, Ukiah (CA) Daily Jopurnal, Redwood Panorama sec., pg. 5, col. 4 ad:
GRAFFITI APRONS
(...)
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME—EXCEPT GRANDMA’S!
(Delights & Decorations.—ed.)

Google Books
Sampler Stitchery
By Jill Jarnow
Garden City, NY: Doubleday
1982
Pg. 107:
“There’s no place like home . . . except Grandma’s” is an amended version that a lot of people will find fun and meaningful.

14 March 1983, Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, AR), “In Guion: Senior citizens find peaceful haven in small rural Arkansas town” by Neil Maxwell, pg. 1B, col. 3:
She says that her life is held together by the son and daughter who live in the area and the grandchildren who give her things like the sampler on the wall that says: “There’s No Place Like Home—Except Grandma’s.”

28 April 1983, Idyllwild (CA) Town Crier, “Around the Village” by our Advertising Staff, pg. 24, col. 1:
SEEN ON A bumper snicker (yes, that’s snicker): “There’s no place like home except Grandma’s.”

Google Books
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters:
101 Unforgettable Stories about Our Nutty but Lovable Families

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark and Susan M. Heim
Cos Cob, CT: Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing
2010
Pg. ?:
There’s no place like home except Grandma’s. ~Author Unknown

Country Living
30 Quotes to Honor Your Grandma on Mother’s Day
Make Grandma feel incredibly loved this year with these quotes.

BY MADISON ALCEDO
APR 25, 2014
(...)
Unknown
“There’s no place like home—except Grandma’s.”

Elite Daily
29 Instagram Captions For National Grandparents Day That Are Super Sweet
BY TESSA HARVEY
SEPT 8 2017
(...)
4. “There’s no place like home… except Grandma’s.”—Unknown

Metro (UK)
National Grandparents Day: 11 quotes about grandparents to celebrate
Nickie O’Hara Sunday 10 Sep 2017 12:01 am
(...)
“There’s no place like home except grandma’s.”

Good Housekeeping
30 Grandma Quotes to Honor Your Nana on Mother’s Day (And Every Day)
Whether you’re writing it in a card or saying it over the phone, it will mean everything to her.

By Selena Barrientos
May 9, 2019
(...)
Unknown
There’s no place like home except Grandma’s.

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