I Have Lost All My Grandfolk

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 96 People

    I Only Ever Really Knew One of Them.

    The house I grew up in was a duplex - my grandmother lived on one side, and we lived on the other. Her husband had died a year before I was born, so I never knew that grandfather. My dad's parents lived across the country. I met them twice, I think, when I was really young. I...
    sombrehippie sombrehippie
    22-25, F
    Jul 30, 2008

    Sept 2008.

      Was the last funeral I attended. Was my dad's dad funeral. He was the last living grandparent from that world war II generation.
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Jun 13, 2009

    All Gone ....

    I lost my grand parents ..the last one in 1989 .. my Grandmother ... me Grandfather Alexander passed in 1953 from a clot in his leg from a WAR wound from WWI ... then from my father's side ..Christian succumed to Cancer ... a few months later his wife and my grandmother, ...
    maindensdragon maindensdragon
    61-65, M
    Jan 1, 2008

    Long Long Ago

    As the last of a large brood of children, three of my grandparents were already dead when I was born. I met my maternal grandfather once, when I was five. He was in his nineties, but still living independently. We lived quite far from where he did, and he died before I got a...
    nerdoleptic nerdoleptic
    46-50, F
    Feb 27, 2008

    Conversations With a Dead Man

    I lost both of my grandfathers before i was 5 years old, and my grandmothers held on a bit longer... but they are all gone now... I have reoccurring dreams about talking with my Grandpa Clayton though... he's the grandfather i have the strongest memories and feelings about...
    Shierke Shierke
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2007

    Had a Herd of Grandparents

       Both of my parents' parents divorced when mom & dad vere very young.  They each remarried new spouses and voila- I had 8 grandparents! My great grandparents had all expired by the time I was a teen but I was able to have relationships with 3 of them before...
    zillaron zillaron
    51-55, M
    Jul 2, 2009

    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 grandchildren.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 24, 2014

    Grew Up Without Grandparents

    I do not really know what I expect to get from this but I thought I would share.  I am the youngest of four, I am 19 and my parents are 57.  I always remembered while growing up I feared the death of my parents.  I honestly thought they would not see me through...
    ahsmike ahsmike
    May 30, 2008

    A Rare Privilege

    My husband and I were blessed to have had all of our grandparents attend our wedding.  Our most treasured picture of the day shows the eight of them standing behind us, representing more than 200 years of marriage.   Talk about pressure!  When our children...
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger
    46-50, F
    Nov 10, 2008

    Grandchild Without Folk

    I lost the last of my grandparents many years ago but they live on in my memory. One of the few things I can recall clearly from my childhood isnt it strange the things you remember yet other things are no longer even a memory.
    beastman111 beastman111
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 31, 2011

    Gone But Not Forgotten

    I too have lost all of my grandparents (and both parents as well)..   My mom's dad had the GREATEST impact on my life.  I was his only granddaughter and we had a special bond no one else in the family shared.  He was a STRONG Christian, never touched a drop of...
    Sabrina0202 Sabrina0202
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2008

    Didn't Appreciate Them

    Now that I'm older, I really wish that I had my grandparents to talk to and ask them about some of their life experiences. I've had some dreams in the last couple of years about my grandparents at one time or another. Sometimes, it's as if they never passed away and I ask...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger
    51-55, M
    Jul 2, 2011

    I Have Indeed

    My last Grandad died in 1991 aged 92, the other grandad passed away in 1986 aged 72. Iv never seen any of my grannies, i dont miss any of them because i was too young to remember unfortunately
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2008

    Never Had Any

    Both my mother's parents died when she was aged 2. My father's farther died when  my father was 2 and his widow had dementia and I only saw her 3 times. So I have had no model for being a grandparent my self
    deleted deleted
    Oct 6, 2013

    Hey, Grandpa?

    hey, grandpa? remember all those times i came over to your house when i was younger? remember how i used to pretend i was making you lots of yummy treats in those plastic containers me and john loved so much? hey, grandpa? do you remember how you used to take me and john to the...
    Amberbamber42069 Amberbamber42069
    16-17, F
    May 6, 2008

    Some While Ago

    I feel privileged though that my parents are still very much part of my world. Many of my friends have sadly lost theirs.
    cyberkitty cyberkitty
    4 Responses Jul 31, 2008

    Have Passed On

    I never really knew my Grandfathers.  They died when I was 4 and 5 years old.  I remember them, but only by pictures.  I have a sense of who they were, and that sense is quite accurate, I'm told, but I never knew them enough.My Grandma on my Mom's side died 10 years ago.  I...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2011

    The Last Ain Was 3 Years Past

    Gone are the Grandparents that I learned so much fra, and the things they taught are mine tae keep and yet I hae none tae pass them down to. But the last tae cross over was the mother o my Da, and she is the ain whose work I carry on fae she was a healer and a Druidess, I am a...
    Raibeart Raibeart
    51-55, M
    May 2, 2008

    Before 11

    I lost three of my grandparents at the age of 8, the three of them died within 9 months of each other.  All of Cancer. My surviving grandmother at this time had Alzheimer's for two years by this stage and therefore was unaware of my grandfather's death.  She then died...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 31, 2008
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