I Have No Living Grandparents

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    Don't Remember Them

    My paternal grandparents were long gone before my father met my mother and my mother had lost her father when she was just two and a half years old. My maternal grandmother died when i was 2. I just vaguely remember her. 
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 13, 2010

    Both Are Dead

    i lost both sets of grandparents, i never met any of my grandmothers, they died a good while before i was born, my grandfathers died a long time ago my last granddad when i was 10 yrs old, way back in 1991 he was 92 years old, my other grandad was 70 when he died i remember bein...
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    2 Responses May 5, 2008

    My moms dad died when I was 2,

    from multiple cancers. My dads dad died when I was 11, from an enlarged heart. My moms mom died when I was 27 from cancer. My dads mom died from cancer / heart disease when I was 28. I'm 28 now, just to give some perspective.
    RuxpinCA RuxpinCA
    31-35, M
    Dec 29, 2013

    All 4 of my grandparents passed from terrible

    things.My mother's father passed from cardiac arrest.My dad's dad passed from Parkinson’s disease.My mom's mother passed from Alzheimer's disease.My dad's mother passed from many different cancers in her body.My mom's step dad is still alive.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 23, 2013

    I Was Fortunate To Know All My Grandparents

    The first I lost was my maternal grandfather. Grampa T died when I was 12 years old. We kids used to spend the summers at their cottage on the lake. My paternal grandparents lived with us for several months before Grampa H had a stroke. He was put in a nursing home a couple...
    reh3959 reh3959
    51-55
    Oct 3, 2012

    No Grandparents

    I'm only 16 and hqve no grandparents that is alive...on my dads said his dad left when they were young his mom my grandma passed when I was 11! On my moms side when I was 6 my gandma passed away in a terrible car accident died in impact my grandfather just passed away two months...
    carenmorris carenmorris
    18-21, F
    Oct 5, 2013

    I Only Knew One Of My Grandparents.

    All of my grandparents except for my gran on my mums side died before I was born. My only gran died yesterday.
    andrew3011 andrew3011
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 19, 2013

    17 Years Apart

    I was getting ready to go on a boat cruise with my school in 1980 when I learned that my grandfather passed away,thus causing a change in plans.Then 17 years later,and in between jobs,my grandmother had passed away.Needless to say,I miss both of my grandparents.
    ultrasensitive ultrasensitive
    46-50, M
    Apr 20, 2013
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2014

    Only My Grandmother Is Still Alive

    Only my grandmother is still alive and kicking. My grandfather died last year.....and I miss him even today. He was such a nice man.
    thunderkat1982 thunderkat1982
    26-30, M
    Sep 7, 2012

    They all died before I was born.

    The last one passed only two weeks before my mom gave birth to me. I've always wished I could have met and known my grandparents, they seemed like very amazing people. If you have a good relationship with your grandparents, make the most of it and the time you still have with...
    CarverReturns CarverReturns
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 28

    Since the Age of 11

    Three of my grandparents died within nine months of each other when I was aged 7 to 8.  My paternal grandmother died of a brain tumour in September, my maternal grandfather then died the following March of lung cancer and my paternal grandfather died in that June of a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 3, 2008
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2014

    Thought

    I am the first male descendant of one of my grandmothers. It took me many years to get conscious of that and when I did it was very special to me. In spite of the vague affinity I felt for mammy in heaven I was not fully aware of what kinship really meant. I was not like the...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    Nov 11, 2010

    My Grandparents Were More Like Parents

    My parents divorced in 1969, back when that was very rare. My mother took us to live with her parents and I never saw my father again. My grandfather passed away in 1987, but I still think of him every day. He raised me and guided me to be a better person. After my...
    murrman1 murrman1
    46-50, M
    Jan 1, 2012

    I Never Really Had Grandparents

    Growing up, I always heard my friends talk about their grandparents. I never had much to say about mine. My Dad's father committed suicide a year before I was born, and my Dad's mother had alzheimer's disease and died shortly after I was born. My Mother's father died from a heart...
    SoapBoxKid SoapBoxKid
    26-30
    Jul 12, 2011

    Since the Age of 11

    Three of my grandparents died within nine months of each other when I was aged 7 to 8.  My paternal grandmother died of a brain tumour in September, my maternal grandfather then died the following March of lung cancer and my paternal grandfather died in that June of a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 3, 2008
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