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Grandmother & Grandfather

The sign for "grandmother" is made by touching your chin with the thumb of your right hand, as when signing "mother." 

The right hand should be open. 

Now, move your hand forward in two small arches.


 
The sign for "grandfather" is made by touching your forehead with the thumb of your right hand, as when signing "father." 

The right hand should be open. 

Now, move your hand forward in two small arches.


Here's a view of "grandfather" from the front:




Note:  The signs for grandmother and grandfather can make two arcs, or they can just move forward straight out from the forehead about eight inches.




 
Tip: think of the double hand movement as referring to an older generation.
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