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I Am a Grandfather

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    I Made It Into That Circle Twice

    My son did all the work.  Actually, probably his wife had more to do with it but I have a grandson and a granddaughter.  Love them both.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M Jul 9, 2009

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    Grandsons

    I have four grandsons and and looking forward to spoiling them. Will keep me broke buying motorcycles in a few years .Update there are now five, shows I have not been reading my own post for a couple years.
    teutonicdragon teutonicdragon 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 29, 2010

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    I Feel Like I'm The Only One Who Ever Exerienced This

    There are other grandfathers, I know it. But nothing is quite like MY pride that I feel to hold my perfect, brand new first grandchild and smell that new baby smell. Something primal about it, success at an animal level to be continuing my genes.  I feel like I'm the only one...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 29, 2012

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    I became a grandfather about a year

    and a half go. Spitting image of his father, my 2nd son. I get to do all the grandpa stuff now. I can take him to a baseball game, to Bass Pro and to the amusement park. Show him how to swing a hammer, throw and hit a baseball, and all that cool stuff. I am looking forward to...
    PaleRyder PaleRyder 51-55, M Jun 23

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    Fresh Baby :)

    As of yesterday :) 6 lb 10 oz healthy baby boy born to my oldest daughter. Everyone of course can't seem to have a conversation with me now without using the word grampa -lol  That's ok. Knock yourselves out. Even the nurses at the hospital thought I looked to young to be a...
    bassplayer bassplayer 46-50, M 10 Responses Sep 21, 2009

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    Car Sticker

    They gave me a grandson to hold in my arms. They gave me a 'Grandparent/ Slow Driver' sticker to put in my car. (Yeah, right)
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Feb 14, 2011

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    I Love Being A Grandfather

    Being a Grandfather, or as my youngest grand-daughter calls me, "GranPa", is indeed one of the greatest experiences that I've ever had. I had the blessed childhood experience of having my grandparents living in the same town that I grew up in, and having one grandmother who...
    risenphoenix risenphoenix 66-70, M 3 Responses Feb 27, 2010

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    Just A Grandfather Of 3

    hi, keenmill here-grand of 3
    keenmill keenmill 51-55 1 Response Jul 24, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    It started when I was 12 I'm 14 now anyway When I was 12 I loved to go see my grandfather we use to have so much fun one day he had gotten drunk and I was in my room getting ready...
    LittleLuna22 LittleLuna22 13-15 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am my grandfather's buddy.. The whole world knew that hahaha... The entire family knew that.. What ever I do, he knew and he is a part of it.. Each decision I made, he will be...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I remember my grandfather when he was very ill, his doctor went to their house to check his condition. All of my family were all there when the doctor told us that he had a stage 4...
    Jelliii Jelliii 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    He protected me from the "monster" now he's gone he protected me from everything he was more of a dad for me I loved with him when he got hit by a 18 wheller truck now he's gone...
    tamaraiwannaknow tamaraiwannaknow 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I never got to know him, it was 24 June 1999, I was only a month old. He was going to be my godfather on my christening but he was sick hat he couldn't come and he died, me and my...
    daniel147 daniel147 13-15, M Jul 2

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    I moved back to Florida with my husband at the end of May, and my grandfather died on June 4th while I was on the phone with my grandmother. It was sort of expected because he had...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I am stronger because of all I've been through... I was 16 when everything happened. It all seemed to snowball honestly. I had been home sick with the flu. I was staying at my...
    Ginnty Ginnty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    Ive always said I would never hate anyone its such a negative emotion. But recently I have grown to hate my uncle. Ive written another post about him but hes bothering me again so...
    edemylove edemylove 22-25, F Jul 5

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    When I was 7 years old, I lost my dog. It was very hard since he was my best friend, he was getting to old (17 years old). When I was 12 years old, I lost my great grandfather...
    HorseBeauty HorseBeauty 13-15, F Jul 8

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    In the summer of 1987 I was eleven years old. My mother and I were living with her parents, my maternal grandparents. My biological father had never contacted us, so my grandfather...
    AnAutumnWind AnAutumnWind 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    My father died from lung cancer when I was 6 years old, completely devastating me. I will never forget that day... I went to his hospital room the morning of his death with my...
    HiddenAnger HiddenAnger 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I haven't felt anything for so long, I don't really know when it began. I feel the absence of emotion, it's like a tightness in the lungs, like it's pressing on me. Even when my...
    PeacefulVoid PeacefulVoid 16-17, M Jun 28

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    I am an only child and there is no family left. I'm 36 now and have a great career in executive management. Just a year and a half ago I had a husband, 3 kids, a mom, a dad and one...
    Mercy7878 Mercy7878 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I'm the oldest child in my family, 32 years old now. As long as I can remember I have always felt abnormal, and could never understand how my friends were able to be sole...
    ladybutterfly82 ladybutterfly82 31-35, F Jun 29

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    I guess I've never really felt anything, from a young age I was bullied and being powerless to do anything i shut off my emotions it felt better then feeling pain I then began to...
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 6

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    Cancer is a terrible thing. From losing my Grandfather and my Aunt. My grandfather had liver cancer and passed away not long ago, maybe a couple months. I miss him. He means so...
    Kaylamarie9413 Kaylamarie9413 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    When I was aged two my father was accused of molesting my half sister (same mum) at age 7, he was imprisoned for 8yrs and my sister's father took her away from the family. I...
    juleswillo1 juleswillo1 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    When I was aged two my father was accused of molesting my half sister (same mum) at age 7, he was imprisoned for 8yrs and my sister's father took her away from the family. I...
    juleswillo1 juleswillo1 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    A year or two ago, I made an interesting discovery about my linage--it is highly likely that I am a descendant of the old Irish royal family through a sept (noble family) that was...
    sunatdawn214 sunatdawn214 16-17, F Jul 13

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    Hi everyone, My first experimentation with any kind of drugs was when I was 14 on my birthday. My cousin gave me a blunt as a birthday gift... I had no addiction to it, but it...
    mladenok mladenok 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I can count the number of people in my family on two hands. I'm 28. My step(real) father died when I was 13. My biological dad I have only seen once in my life when I was 14, he is...
    determination0106 determination0106 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I don't only enjoy grocery shopping, I love it! My grandfather used to take me grocery shopping at times when I was younger, and he'd let me pick out a lot of snacks that I...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The saddest part is that I didn't always hate him. I don't know if you could call what we had then loving but I didn't always have this feeling of disdain for him. And what makes...
    flowerchild712 flowerchild712 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    This summer has turned out to be less about fun and more about maturing. I am going into my junior year of high school, and it is about time I start to grow up and find out who I...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Looking in the mirror I always had a huge scar on my right side of my face. I never knew a day when I didn't see it and I can't imagine my face without it. I got it in a car...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've been struggling with depression since I lost my grandfather/best friend. I was around 4 at the time. Since then I was never the same person. I had a lot of outbursts of...
    magicalpotato96 magicalpotato96 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I am the caretaker of my grandfather who suffers from this disease. He's always been a smart man who graduated from USC and went into the US Army. He was always so lively. He doesn...
    nemophilist8 nemophilist8 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    How Could I Not? If you read some of my earlier posts, you'd know that I lived with my grandmother. So, I've decided to share the story with you today. My parents divorced when I...
    FR3DR1CKA FR3DR1CKA 16-17, F Jun 24

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    A Hard Days Night was The Beatles First Movie made in 1964. And That Was 50 Years ago. It was made in black and white. And the first scene is watching the Beatles running for the...
    jon2403 jon2403 56-60, M Jun 24

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    I'm lonely My mother and grandfather passed away i'm depressed
    rachelrayy rachelrayy 18-21, F 22 Responses Jun 24

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    Three of my grandparent died before my parents were aged 2 and the one remaining grandmother had dementia so in a way I never knew any of then.I like being a grandfather and have 4...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Jun 24

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    No, I'm not a bum..I'm just a girl going through a really tough time. It would be awesome to have a couple people send me some money for my bills. I've been having to take care of...
    beautifulbaby069 beautifulbaby069 18-21, F Jun 24

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    I really do..I don't know where it started, but it did. It might have started at a "Family Fellowship Dinner" but I'm not sure. Maybe it was when I told them we should respect...
    AllINeedIsMarilynAndCupcakes AllINeedIsMarilynAndCupcakes 13-15, F Jun 24

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    1. I don't believe in God or any higher power for that matter. 2. I have Bipolar Disorder. 3. I love anything Tim Burton/Helena Bonham Carter related. 4. I'm really shy and quiet...
    NoraWindsor NoraWindsor 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    "Sugar High"When I was a little girl, I use to sing on a make-shift stage to my grandfather, his new wife, and his friends. My favorite song was about a teddy bear. How ironic is...
    weepingveil weepingveil 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    writing my story on here about my mother and grandfather was a way to let all of my feelings out and not feel like i was keeping this big burden on my shoulders but after all of...
    rachelrayy rachelrayy 18-21, F Jun 25

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    Two guys were discussing life in general over drinks one night. "My grandfather lived to be 96." "Ninety-six? What finally got him?" "Liquor and women." "Well, that just...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I lost my father in October 2013. He was the most gentle and loving soul ever! I never got to say good bye or tell him that I love him and this bothers me every single day. I miss...
    Pinksteroo Pinksteroo 26-30 3 Responses Jun 25

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    I can't remember when I started cutting all I know is it was the summer after 8th grade. It was probably from my parents fighting non stop. I know I blamed myself and I felt like...
    Invisiblegirl07 Invisiblegirl07 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I see shadows.... In my own opinion/belief.. That I'm not so convinced it's people I have grown up with Christians in my family and my grandfather is a Paster he has shared with me...
    shexlove shexlove 22-25, F Jun 26