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I Am a Grandfather

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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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    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 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 4 Responses Feb 27, 2010

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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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    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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    Just A Grandfather Of 3

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

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My grandfather passed away a couple years and left me his estate worth nearly 50 million. This money has definitely changed me. My friends tried to use me, so I had to buy new...
    RICHKINGDAVID RICHKINGDAVID 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 1

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    my grandfather is an actor. He hasn't done anything big, he does extra work. He was in a couple episodes of law and order. one day Mariska Hargitay was reviewing her lines out loud...
    Heyabbott1 Heyabbott1 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 21

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    Feelin' it tonight Some body Sshhhove Meeeee SOUL ASYLUM -- Somebody to Shove Grandfather watches the grandfather clock And the phone hasn't rang for so long And the time flies...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I love my life and who I am. I am mostly unflappable and deal with crises quickly and efficiently. But *******. You know that feeling where you're doing everything you are...
    JavelinaHarker JavelinaHarker 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I am only 14 but I've already been trow a lot. A month ago a really good friend of mine died, he was my age. We were like siblings. He was really special for me. Before an year we...
    moonlover14 moonlover14 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) It looks like my Great, Great, Great Great Grandfather served as a Colonel in the American Revolutionary War..direct relative. I am so...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    "We have nothing to fear but fear itself," Franklin D. Roosevelt A lot can be said about fear but it tells an untold story in a persons past. Fear isn't something that just...
    Tomorrowsday Tomorrowsday 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    Germaine Greer Vs a Russian Grandfather. - No Contest “Women have very little idea of how much men hate them” - Germaine Greer. One of the most vivid memories from my...
    lanavor22 lanavor22 31-35, F Oct 13

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    Father Family Memory (According to my mother)- Part 1. This is the first part of what my mum has been telling me about my father's side of family. As far as I could tell, mum has...
    nswwoy nswwoy 51-55, M Oct 18

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    My grandfather passed over 10 years ago, yet I still miss him everyday... He died from cancer, which kind I can't remember, but it was terrible. To watch him turn from strong and...
    HeatherMarie14 HeatherMarie14 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 22

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    I love when my grandfather tells me family stories. This is one of my favorite family stories. the police was chasing my great uncle Anthony. He ran made it home to his six story...
    Heyabbott1 Heyabbott1 16-17, M Oct 21

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    I love when my grandfather tells me family stories. This is one of my favorite family stories. the police was chasing my great uncle Anthony. He ran made it home to his six story...
    heyabbott12 heyabbott12 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    When I watch the movie “Mermaids” with Cher and Wynona Rider. I can see my own childhood any many ways in that film, it’s so uncanny. I never met nor knew my natural father...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 6

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    Growing up, I was a military brat. My father is in the Air Force. My grandfather on my father's side was in the Army so I grew up around the military lifestyle. Also before my...
    missmorgan3400 missmorgan3400 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Nettie May Lee was born in 1892, in the back of a covered wagon, near Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory. My great-grandmother was married in 1911, raised 4 boys, with the first child...
    Maveriick1962 Maveriick1962 51-55, M Oct 6

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    Well, in my basement, but it's just the head. My grandfather found it before when he first moved in the house, my mom and her siblings used to play with it. It's a real child...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    Yes... They have mistakes, but there's nothing wrong with that, it's what makes them interesting. My parents are quite overprotective, but what more proof do I need that they love...
    anotherpasserby anotherpasserby 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    Lol I sound like my friend. I'm actually starting to hate old people. Don't get me wrong, I like some of them. I really loved my grandfather and his friends. They played a major...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 5 Responses Oct 13

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    As much as my life might seem to the casual observer as the perfect life with the perfect parents and their perfect children, it really wasn’t like that. My grandfather was an...
    dadhereforyou dadhereforyou 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 18

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    As a child growing up, my only brother and I were somewhat close... I see home movies where we played together for hours, made each other laugh and smile. As adults, things COULD...
    aries1988 aries1988 26-30, M Oct 22

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    A Festival of Comradeship I come from that part of India where red is not just a color but a priceless thought, a way of life. More than 100 people who still remain true to the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    A handful. I lost all of my great grandmothers and great grandfathers, I lost one grandparent(my paternal grandfather) and the rest are still with me. I have lost an aunt in a car...
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    My grandfather was a very quiet man. He fought in the war but he displayed a most gentle and tender character! Oftentimes I would see a tear on his cheek but he never complained...
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I was a kid, around 7 years old while vacationing in Arizona...I met a Hopi Elder who touched my heart and head, and told my family I had "unworldly spiritual power". Now...
    NateKyng NateKyng 26-30, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My family members of whom I am living with is driving me crazy. I understand I am not the only one, but this is unbearable. I am 21 years old and mildly autistic. I also suffer...
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M Oct 1

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    I have a co-worker who just lost his grandfather and I can't stop feeling bad for him.. He took off the rest of this week and I want to buy him flowers but I don't think guys...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    The woman who runs the news stand at the mall said she wanted to buy my car, and asked if I was selling it. I told her I wasn't selling it. She then asked me why I wasn't selling...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 11 Responses Oct 2

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    Ever since I could remember I have gone to church and watch my fantastic Grandfather preach. It was not til 1989 a big turn around in my faith where I made that decision to become...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 5 Responses Oct 2

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    I'm sorry but if your old enough to be my father... Or grandfather do NOT message me. Thank you.
    Pingu113 Pingu113 18-21, F Oct 3

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    To be honest, perfectly, I have no concerns for my Son, except for the following:- My Mother was always wisdom, as wise a mother could ever be and the first rule of thumb that...
    democritique democritique 61-65, F Oct 3

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    My parents were reasonably laid back people, but when it came to church (Catholic) they were very strict with me and my 9 older siblings . We all had to pray every night and go to...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    It was an unmitigated disaster. I was so angry at him, justifiably so. For about three months after his betrayal I attempted to have an affair. I decided to have an affair with...
    ObiOneyouremyonlyhope ObiOneyouremyonlyhope 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Today my uncle hung himself. I found out from my mom who was a wreck in the living room, who had just got off the phone with a detective. She had to tell my younger brothers and...
    AzlynnRene AzlynnRene 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    A "problem" child - I need advice. I have a cousin who just turned thirteen this year. And she's a pain to deal with. You know, teenage rebellion and stuff... that sort of things...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    I would kill to live by the ocean. I feel so happy when I'm by the ocean. My great grandfather owned a house that was right on the beach. I loved going there as a kid and playing...
    oathtoorder oathtoorder 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    My grandfather was amazing accept for when he smoked and that was why he died. I hate smoking and drugs to my very core so if I ever find my friends doing those kinds of things I...
    joelle10 joelle10 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    My Grandfather, Father and Grandmother called me Lorenzo. My mother called me Lawrence. My aunt hung the moniker Larry on me. Today most people call me Lar… Like in life, even...
    Larry306 Larry306 66-70, M Oct 6

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    I'm so sad about my birthday. This is my first year being unemployed... I'm trying to accept that not every birthday will be magical... But I'm so sad I won't be doing anything for...
    Deletedone Deletedone 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    Today is only day 2. I feel ok. Surprisingly ever addiction I have ever had I stopped when I was ready. Like the cigarettes I got so tired of smelling like crap. I had to go to the...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Tick Tock Tick Tock What time is it on grandfather's clock Speeding,Inching closer to the end Exerting ,wasting and chasing what they cannot spend It's in paper ,in sand ,in...
    WorldTrigger WorldTrigger 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 9