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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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    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 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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    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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    Just A Grandfather Of 3

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

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm dedicating this to my beloved grandfather who everyone called Papi. He will be dearly missed and I know he's with his momma and doesn't have to suffer anymore. R.I.P. Papi...
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17, F Aug 1

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    At 13:15 today 15 August 2015, my second graddaughter was born in Liverpool UK. 3.7 kg. My elder granddaughter is 4 years old. I am so happy and to be a grandfather is the best...
    Hardielam Hardielam 56-60, M Aug 15

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    Both of them, actually. I didn't know them though.
    mikeamazing99 mikeamazing99 13-15, M 15 hrs ago

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    I am a Russian man and I would like to share a story about my life. When I was 7 years old, I began to go to school. I was surrounded by my parents, my maternal grandfather and his...
    alexalan alexalan 51-55, M 2 hrs ago

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    My grandfather passed away from stomach cancer in October of 2011. When he was fist diagnosed with stomach cancer, the doctors said he had the cancer two years prior. This was...
    Faith1293 Faith1293 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    He is the son of my oldest sister.. he is so funny. I miss him so much...When this story happened he was 2 years old and was too much into my father (his grandfather).... One day...
    listenup listenup 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    It was my grandfather. He was basically my father - he had raised me since I was an infant. He was the only constant in my world, he knew everything, and even though he was sick...
    roseblossom90 roseblossom90 22-25, F Aug 4

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    I moved back to my hometown a couple of months ago. I wasn't happy about it but I had to. There was a family get together and it was awkward since I didn't have much to talk about...
    TiffJb TiffJb 22-25, F Aug 12

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    I spent a lot of my youth at my grandparents house. I guess that being in the company of older men : My grandfather and his sons, my uncles, gave me the sense of style I have now...
    SLdale SLdale 51-55, M Aug 23

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    Okay so in my last experience i almost went into a complete rant about my luck with relationships.. or guys in general. So decided to post my rant and get it off my chest before i...
    FiftyLyricsInAMiracle FiftyLyricsInAMiracle 13-15, F a week ago

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    I gave up my job and home to help and take care of my mother grandmother and grandfather then a month ago my grandmother went to the hospital for ovarion cancer and my grandfather...
    jholcomb91 jholcomb91 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Life is just so full of crap at times. I get yelled at for no reason daily. I had to put my dog down :/ My only grandfather is not so well. My dad lost his job. I barely have any...
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F Aug 3

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    I remember my first kiss. I had met the man online and we had been talking and 'dating' for a little over a year when he came to visit me. I couldn't drive so my father and...
    roseblossom90 roseblossom90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Although not a direct loss to me, my great-grandmother committed suicide when my grandfather was only fourteen. She was going through a terrible divorce and my grandfather had ran...
    xSundip xSundip 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 4

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    My dad is Japanese American. His father was born in Japan and his mother was born here. I don't know much about my family in Japan, in fact i am not sure if we still have any...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F Aug 5

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    My grandfather bullies my grandmother. In his eyes she has to much weight and does everything wrong. He yells at her for no reason. When I was there playing cards with my...
    zyakkui zyakkui 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    C. is being really bad lately, especially today. I'm a bit afraid that if she keeps escalating in her behaviours she's going to be dangerous to my mother. She came over to her when...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    My grandmother, always lived in her own universe. Everyone said she was always simply in a distant place. My father claims she once answered questions he asked her in his mind. Any...
    MaiV98 MaiV98 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Two men met at a bus stop and struck up a conversation. One of them kept complaining of family problems. Finally, the other man said: “You think you have family problems...
    Michael91142 Michael91142 70+, M 7 Responses Aug 8

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    Two years ago I lost my grandfather, it has been the most difficult death I've ever dealt with. He was my only grandfather, whom I knew for the first five years of my life before...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F Aug 10

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    All my life, Ive been alone. My father killed himself while I was a child, causing my mom into a depression. I was alone at night. Never comforted, never feeling loved or wanted. I...
    JustPlainScared JustPlainScared 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    My sister (3 yrs older) sexually abused me when I was 11. She was abused by my grandfather. I get flashes of her holding me down kissing and touching me - I felt guilty, sick and...
    lulumonta lulumonta 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    I looked into my Familys Geneology , and found some clues as to why I am such an Ardent Patriot and Proud American I discovered my bloodline first came here in the 1600s , and...
    TsavoHunter TsavoHunter 36-40, M Aug 22

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    Every boy and man should be a feminist to undo all the wrong we have done to girls and women from the dawn of age.A woman is the creator or life and as such has always attracted...
    cucksome cucksome 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Every boy and man should be a feminist to undo all the wrong we have done to girls and women from the dawn of age.A woman is the creator or life and as such has always attracted...
    cucksome cucksome 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I've been estranged from my father 8 of the past 10 years. My parents divorced before my first birthday and my mother raised my older sister and I. When I was 3 my father...
    SomedayHeWillBeMine SomedayHeWillBeMine 22-25, F Aug 23

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    Thumbin’ Through The Past. Someone once asked me what kinds of music I liked and I replied that I could enjoy just about anything as long as it’s played and performed...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    This is fairly long. And true as I can recall. As I wrote it many of the things I lived connected with this bit of autobiography reminded me of other material I need to make time...
    givuperedy givuperedy 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    I am still a fan fiction writer. I love how I can take a created character's personality into my own make up world. As of now I am writing two stories at the same time. The first...
    Ryel004F Ryel004F 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Actually, it's not me who have seen a host, but my cousin, Michelle... She was two years-old when it happened. My aunt (her mother) was in her bed, reading a story to Michelle late...
    shimy38 shimy38 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My grandfather told me to stand on my feet.I said I already was.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    My grandfather Anthony was born in 1925 and my grandmother Mary born in 1928. They met each other a bit after world war 2 and married in 1948 to live in Ħaż-Żabbar. By 1964...
    daniel147 daniel147 13-15, M Aug 1

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    I'm only 21 years old but can happily say that me and my younger sister have had the most idyllic childhood with many of our fond memories being spent with our grandparents. My...
    deathfromabove1066 deathfromabove1066 22-25, F Aug 1

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    I have dated across the a rainbow of colors and nationalities. I'm African-American married (and divorced) an Irish Catholic American. I have two children who are very proud of...
    hazelarcher hazelarcher 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    I was diagnosed about 5 years ago after attempting suicide. I went through DBT therapy and worked hard to "fix" myself. I manage life so much better now. It doesn't even feel like...
    jennaporter jennaporter 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I set up my altar today. It's not complete but it's almost there. I wasn't sure what I was expecting and somehow I summoned a familiar spirit when I lit a white candle on it with...
    amethyst19 amethyst19 26-30, F Aug 2

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    I will spank you so hard, you will see a bit of your uncle, father & grandfather in me. The only free will i would allow my victims is the item of choice they would prefer their...
    TheVisualist TheVisualist 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Best thing I ever did with my life.!! Father of three. Two boys and a girl. All now in their 20's. All fit and well. All making me a grandfather!!!! I love 'em to bits. Crazy,mad...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Aug 3

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    I just wanted to start off by saying that I recently found this site and have already found it incredibly useful! So anyways, I have always known that I have been different when it...
    DauntlessDreamer DauntlessDreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I need to write this one out. Honestly, it isn't a big thing, but it's been escalating for years. My best friend is becoming a very different person. She does almost anything just...
    Lostinfantisies Lostinfantisies 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4