September 7 is Grandparents Day and, as always, we’re celebrating! As a culture, Latinos value our grandparents and their hilarious Hispanic quotes. As Tony nominated actress, Olga Merediz tells the American Grandparents Association, “In this society they throw people away so quickly. In the Latino community, as a rule, we don’t do that. We don’t throw our grandparents or elderly parents away. We keep them at home where there’s a sense of respect for them. We include them in our family gatherings. I would love to be in a world where people will respect me as I get older. It’s a shame that we don’t have more reverence and respect for the elderly.”
Latinos tend to be close to their extended family, many grow up with a grandparent living in their home or at least really close to their house. In Latino families, grandparents are institutions, not just for the wisdom they possess, but also for the sheer humor and spice with which they dispense it. This Grandparents Day, be sure to thank your own Latino grandparents for these 15 hilarious expressions and Spanish life quotes.
Don’t lie, we know you answer the phone with an Alo! just like they do.
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