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I Am a Grandfather

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I miss you so much... I've tried to accept the fact that you've gone on your journey and that you're happier and healthier and safer where you are. I see, hear, and feel you...
    EmEn1125 EmEn1125 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Here's a joke for you: There's a little boy sitting in his grandfathers lap and the grandfather is smoking a cigar and the little boy asks if he can have a puff of his cigar and...
    mack35 mack35 18-21, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi my name is Alp, I am 18 years old. I am afraid my father is going to drink himself to death. He is really violent physically and verbally to everyone. My grandfather past away...
    Alp1995 Alp1995 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    - The whales are singing again. - Can you understand what the song is about? - Kind of ... They're asking "Why, Lord? What wrong did grandfather do to deserves such severe...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F Feb 14

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    My grandpa is my rock. I constantly worry about him as he gets older. He's the love of my life. When my mother was pregnant, she didn't want a baby at the time she was young and...
    DeluxedEdition DeluxedEdition 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I wish my family was more supportive of my decisions. I wish my family understood that I have things that make me happy, despite how they feel. I wish my family wasn't so negative...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I didn't need comic books, TV or stories of heroes. I had one in reality who I still try to live up to whenever I am challenged to. He was a boatman, a fisherman and a lifeboatman...
    notext notext 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    I'm so scared of being fussed at by my grandfather. I got lost driving and I couldn't go home I had to go strait into work. So he came and took my car( at my job) Now he's gonna...
    abbigailbooo abbigailbooo 18-21, F Feb 8

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    Everything's changed. Things have been way quiet and uneventful ever since I lost my maternal grandparents. I never saw my maternal grandmother, so I cherished and devoted time to...
    iTetra iTetra 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    In middle school, I finally had the courage to tell someone that my grandfather had molested me when I was little. I told my best friend. She was so supportive until she heard a...
    WaywardIngenue WaywardIngenue 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Bus 208 goes past the railway tracks and I press the bell. It is another windy day. Today, I have strawberry milk in my bag. It is again a day without homework. As I walk through...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    So much has happened these past 6 months I'm about to literally have a mental break down.... I have battled with major depression for over 9 years of my life but have never seeked...
    Kayyslack Kayyslack 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I'm not really sure how this works or how much detail you are to go into. I am 45 year old woman, and I am scared, confused and desperate. I have a 23 year old daughter that...
    lanewman5569 lanewman5569 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    From the time I was very young, I knew I was different. I was always more comfortable expressing and embracing the more masculine side of my personality. I was the consummate...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    From the time I was very young, I knew I was different. I was always more comfortable expressing and embracing the more masculine side of my personality. I was the consummate...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was sexually abused by my uncle and grandfather, it took 8 years of my life. It began when I was 2 years old and continued until I turned 10. I would go to my dads house and my...
    cassiedafuq cassiedafuq 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My paternal grandfather/grandmother were Indian/Italian My maternal grandmother/grandfather were both Spanish Lots of 'so called' compliments n envious comments show society...
    LATEENO79 LATEENO79 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I hate saying Good bye because every time I do I remember the time when we had to leave our hometown to come live with my father here in Houston, that day was the day I said my...
    Marlenyfl83 Marlenyfl83 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I was supposed to be the maid of honor on Halloween. Maybe I still will be just to spite her. After all, now that I'm not going to the wedding, I can dress up however I want. That...
    lepamplemousse lepamplemousse 22-25, F Jan 28

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    A Girl Without Love part 1 They say life is full of love, but if you don't experience much of it does that mean you are going to become mean and grouchy? I was just a newborn when...
    DukeGirl18 DukeGirl18 18-21, F Jan 28

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    Hey! I have a little curiosity here. I’ve been going through my EP profile and home screens a lot recently to understand all the features. It’s caused me to learn that some...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 29

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    When asked how he would like to die, one man said: "I would like to die like my grandfather did, peacefully in his sleep, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in the car...
    08RoseBlack 08RoseBlack 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 30

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    Hi. My name is chuck. On September 5, 2014 I received a call from my ex wives boyfriend as I was finishing my work day telling me that I needed to get there now! My son had...
    Nicholas1998 Nicholas1998 41-45, M 14 Responses Jan 30

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    My grandmother was born in Monte Carlo. She wasn't rich, even affluent. She was a dancer. She met my grandfather, and they were wed at their leisure.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F Jan 31

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    My grandfather was part Algerian. Yes, he was Jewish but he looked like the Berbers. I never saw him looking any different than a Berber camel herder the whole time I saw him.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    My extreme addiction I started out like many kids, smoking cigarettes stolen from my grandfather's packs. I did it because it was cool and I liked the smell. As I got older I cut...
    UnhealthySSBBW UnhealthySSBBW 22-25, F Jan 31

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    This is the 2nd family member I've lost. Just happened today. The first, my maternal grandfather, was not expected. I wasn't too close to him, but felt others where. At the funeral...
    Surilian Surilian 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    -one version of it, targeted to financial supplies and free time- I started working while at 16, any kind of jobs, worked through high school, moved out at 18 and continue working...
    alogo alogo 26-30 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I don't even know how to start this thing... So I guess I'll just dive right in. 1. I was born on May 9th, 2000. 2. I've been obsessed with fire for as long as I can remember. 3...
    SayMinty SayMinty 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Cherokee is telling his grandson about a fight that is going on inside himself. He said it is between 2 wolves. One is evil: Anger, envy, sorrow, regret, fearful thinking, greed...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M Feb 2

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    My great grandmother was born in Lisbon. She met my great grandfather in Marseille. He was in France from North Africa.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F Feb 2

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    I grew up in a house with two alcoholic parents and a alcoholic grandfather. I was always kept undressed around the house and taught that it was a normal thing that families did...
    AllDaddies AllDaddies 18-21, F 21 Responses Feb 3

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    Why me? I have been trying to think which part of my life I want to write about. So much hurt, so many regrets, so few smiles. It must be me, there must be something wrong with me...
    sjb54 sjb54 51-55, F Feb 3

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    I wish that I didn't have a life long medical problem. I wish that I didn't have anxiety and panic disorder. I wish I had a normal family, and not this dysfunctional mess. I wish I...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 4

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    I was molested at 6 years old, lost my grandfather at 6 as well. At 13 I was bullied to the point where I became anorexic, I started self harming, and I attempted suicide twice. At...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Unicorns.... I have always loved these mythological creatures. I have been a horse woman since I was a little girl. Summers spent on my grandparent's farm riding the horses are...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Feb 4

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    They are the last romantics, these candles: Upside-down hearts of light tipping wax fingers, And the fingers, taken in by their own haloes, Grown milky, almost clear, like the...
    marladurden13 marladurden13 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I really don't like being around my mother, she is the most hurtful person I have ever met. the things she says are just unbelievable at times... I really don't know what happened...
    veezus veezus 22-25, M Feb 5

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    I just need to vent. Thanks to all for listening to my rant. I went to my friend's house (I will call her Mary) one evening and sat down on a recliner. I put my purse against...
    MarieLund53 MarieLund53 61-65, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Tengan Kunito, the Azumi Royal Family High Priest: Nami! Nami! Nami Kunito, the Azumi Royal Family Princess: What's the matter, Grandfather? Tengan Kunito, the Azumi Royal...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M Feb 7

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