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I Lost My Grandfather

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    I've lost both my grandfathers.

    I never got to know my father's father and neither did my Dad really. He passed away when my Dad was 3 and yet, at that tender age, my Dad turned to his mom (my grandma) and said from that moment he would be called by his father's name. I did meet my mother's father once...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T Jun 4

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    Sorry For Not Being There

    I am so sorry grandpa, that I am so angry when I should be mourning. This evening my father told me that my grandfather died two days ago. I cant understand it. He thought it will be convenient if i didnt know! I am so sick of my parents. However i try to make sense of it, i cant...
    4thkaramazov 4thkaramazov 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2013

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    Forgiving My Grandfather

    August 2nd, 2012, we got a call from my grandmother than my grandfather had fallen in the barn from heart failer and he was gone. He was 77 still pretty strong and healthy for his age but I guess God decided his time on this earth was over. This is the grandfather on my dads side...
    bullgirl104 bullgirl104 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2012

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    I Love Him The Most

    It's been 6 years but it felt like it happened just yesterday. The most painful part of my life is when I lost him. I still remember every detail of that day when it happened. I thought I just lost half of my life with him. I missed him so much. I wanted to see him again, hear...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    It Still Hurt,u Know..

    I lost my grandfather when I'm still had one of my most important examination. My school is quite far from my parent's house,so I stay at the hostel. The day my grandfather died,my dad called the teachers' so that I can go to my hometown and see my grandfather's body for the...
    neverbereplaced neverbereplaced 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2008

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    Today Is A Sad Day For Me.

    My grandpa just died early this morning! My whole family is in morning, and I won't be able to go to the funnol I will miss him greatly! Please pray for my family! thanks
    mariasher mariasher 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    Gramps

    I miss my old man. He was like my second father and although its been 2 years the cut is still raw I write rhyming poetry and this is for him Twas two painful years since Ive last seen your face since Ive last heard your voice felt your embrace... yet I still hear your voice...
    carolinecastillo carolinecastillo 22-25 Aug 19, 2013

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    Goodbye

    i have lost both of my granda's but i only have memories ofmy granda Mac, i really truly loved him. it breaks my heart to think he's no longer around. I find it hard to accept death, to accept that people are really gone. its only been 4 and a half days since he died and the pain...
    HiddenFallenAngel HiddenFallenAngel 18-21, F Mar 21, 2012

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    I woke up today for the first time in a world

    that my grandfather isn't in ... and I didn't even know it. Not until I got the phone call. If I had known that was the news I'd be getting today, I never would have gone to bed last night just so I could avoid that feeling. Waking up and realizing that he's gone is ... it's...
    greenthunder8 greenthunder8 22-25, F Jan 6

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    To Alzheimer's Disease

    He was diagnosed about 10 years before he actually died. He was a wonderful man--he had a goofy sense of humor, bushy eyebrows, and he played old jazz standards on the ukelele (he learned to play in WWII when he was stationed in the Pacific theatre). Soon after he was diagnosed...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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    My grandfather was a man of a great mind

    and I loved him! And I will always love him, but I only wish I had spent more time talking with him... Hope he knows how important he was for me... Rest in peace, dear grandfather Ghena...
    AnaAmelina AnaAmelina 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    My Grandpa

    I lost my Grandpa 3 years ago just before i turned 18 and just before his birthday in June. It was right before my graduation and that was a hard time (will tell later). Ever since i could remember my grandpa would pick me up in his 76 chevy pickup truck "big red" and take me...
    Kay233 Kay233 18-21 1 Response Dec 4, 2011

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    Grandfather died after a battle with cancer.

    I don't know what or how to feel. It's like I'm stuck on neutral!
    rugbyrebel rugbyrebel 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Never Forgotten.

    He died when I was in grade four.  This is probably one of the only stories I can't get through without crying..  He was only sixty-two year's old and he died quietly in his sleep.  He was the head of our entire family, and nothing was done unless he approved of...
    annalea annalea 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2008

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    I never said goodbye.

    Never said "I Love You". Never hugged him goodbye. I regret everything I didn't do that day. I was eight and my dad picked me up from my grandmother's house. I said "Love you" and hugged and kissed my grandma and mom when I left. The next morning my Dad sat on his couch with me...
    CutiePieJillian CutiePieJillian 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Both Of Them

    When I was a child, I lost my maternal grandfather to cancer. I didn't fully understand what was going on. The only warning signs I remember were that Lloyd (I called him by his first name; it wasn't Lloyd, but close to it) was bald, although I'm still not sure if that was his...
    Aerakyla Aerakyla 18-21, F Jun 8, 2013

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    Both of Them In a Year- One Who Created My Passions

    I lost both my grandfathers within a year- the year of 1993, more specifically 8 months of each other whilst I was aged eight.  My maternal grandfather was the one I was closest to.  He was a storyteller, and composed verses which he would randomly recite.  He...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 29, 2008

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    Both Are Gone But I Really Miss The One

    My first year in Chicago I got a call from my aunt trying to reach my father I knew my Grandfather was sick and he was going to die I knew this was the call and I was only angry. I was angry because this man who clearly was unable to apologize to me for the pain and hurt he...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 26-30, F Oct 6, 2011

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    I Know The Time Is Coming

    I recently lost a Grandfather and was torn apart. We knew that it wouldn't be long because of his age but it was still shocking. I am still dealing with it inside. I have now found out that my other Grandfather who is much younger is very ill. Over the last few years he has...
    donelikedinner donelikedinner 26-30 Apr 18, 2013

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    I lost my grandad last year due to pancreatic

    cancer, in this situation my mum is the strongest. She works on a cancer ward. I mean how tough is that. I don't go a day without thinking of him, I even wrote a poem about him. I love and miss him so much.
    cheley cheley 13-15, F 1 Response May 28

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    My Grandpa Was My Hero

    My grandpa was the only good influence on my life. He taught me how to be a good person, even though I was surrounded by greedy selfish horrible people. My grandpa was amazing. He took care of everyone. He got up at 5:00am every Sunday to make dinner for the family and everyone...
    yinyangtattoo yinyangtattoo 36-40, F Jul 17, 2013

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    This post might sound weird

    but I really need someone to hear this because I don't feel like I can really talk to anyone about this and have them understand me. In August, my grandpa passed away. We were always really very close to my grandparents. We used to go there for dinner once a week and I don't...
    barneystins barneystins 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Both

    I never got to meet either of my grandfathers. We interviewed each other in English class last year. I was asked "If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?" I answered my grandfather (Dad's side). He was an immigrant from Sicily. Born in 1898. That means...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 9, 2008

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    Its Been A Couple Of Years

    It was couple of years ago now but we all still miss him loads Rip in peace grandad arther xxxx
    gurlonthemove gurlonthemove 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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    What A Great Man He Was....

    My grandfather was the greatest man alive and i never told him so. Grampa died Aug 29th 2006. It deff changed my life. That was the first time Ive ever seen my brother cry. Grampa was kind, and generous. he was a great cook and a loving father and grandfather. I feel horrible i...
    ttlisaof2 ttlisaof2 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2011

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    Too Late to Ask

    I lost my grandpa this morning. It's a funny thing the way you can put off important things knowing that the time line is getting shorter and shorter. I put off asking my grandfather about his life until I lost my chance to ever ask again. This was the grandfather on my father's...
    fortnightofthought fortnightofthought 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 24, 2009

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    I Was Young

    I really hate that he died when I was so young, there is so much he could have seen now, I do remember him he died when I  was seven I think, but I know someday I shall see him again it isnt goodbye, not yet
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 13, 2008

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    I Love You Grandad

    I just feel numb right now, nothing seems to fix the way I feel. I tossed and turned trying to sleep in the middle of the night worrying that he would die before I got to see him one last time, and my biggest fears were realised. He was the best person I have ever known, he was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    My grandfather and I were closer

    than best friends. I had the best relationship with him. My dad wasn't around a lot of the time so I made up for it spending time with him, he was my best friend, my teacher, my coach, my hero. He was an amazing man.. I don't think I met anyone who had a bad word to say about...
    StarkTully StarkTully 18-21 1 Response Feb 15

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    I Lost My Grandfather Before I Had Him

    my grandpa died this week.  It affected my family and I a lot more than I thought it would. My Grandpa was a rich man in many ways, but poor in the ways of family.  He grew up in a bad home filled with abuse and terror, which he spread to his own wife and kids. ...
    sreall1981 sreall1981 26-30 1 Response Oct 2, 2009

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    Dying Words

    4 years ago I lost my grandfather. He was the greatest man on earth. He was the father I never had , the brother I always wanted, the role model I always needed. I lost him to cancer. Till this day I still think he's going to pull up into the drive way on his Harley Davidson and...
    Nicole166 Nicole166 16-17, F Jul 22, 2013

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    My grandfather recently passed away from lung

    cancer. He along with my grandmother raised me when I was young and my parents were working every day. He was around me my whole life. I can't get used to not seeing him anymore. I feel broken, I lost a part of me.
    tbrady12 tbrady12 18-21, M Apr 25

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    I never got to know him,

    it was 24 June 1999, I was only a month old. He was going to be my godfather on my christening but he was sick hat he couldn't come and he died, me and my younger cousin were the only 2 of my family who didn't get to know him
    daniel147 daniel147 13-15, M Jul 2

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    Peace, Love, And Joy

    On Monday, July 26th, 2010 at 7:40AM, two unfamiliar nurses called the time of death for my grandfather. Just one month prior, my grandpa was diagnosed with bialduct cancer of the liver, and was given 7 months to live, obviously he didn't make it that long. Though I have lost...
    kateegirl kateegirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    The Last Few Days

    my grandfather had always been there for me. my real dad didnt have anything to do with me, so my pops was the only father figure i had.    i just hate thinking all the time about how i was so caught up in bein with my friends and smokin pot and all that bullshit...
    marshall5475 marshall5475 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2009

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    My grandpa on my moms side died

    when I was 3 back in 99. My other grandpa dies when my dad was 2
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F Apr 3

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    Today I lost my grandfather.

    He was one of the most kind hearted man you would meet. Always makes you laugh, and he was the type of guy to go without to make sure that you had everything. I will miss you beyond words, I'll miss the endless stories you told me, the jokes you would tell, and even how you...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    "my Dear Grandfather Died Today On His Birthday."

    Of all the tragic events that have ever happen to me before , this comes to be the most painful one of all. I feel the emptiness that it brings me t know that I will have to lead a different life now. My grandfather was a man that was fun to be around and always had something to...
    yisi yisi 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    I actually lost my great-grandfather,

    and great-grandmother but I never saw them when I was younger and I never said "I love you" to them and you never got to say goodbye
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    The Best Advice

    I had always been close to my grandfather, so when I was called fat by my sixth grade crush, he was naturally the first person I ran to. My grandfather was no knight in shining armor, in fact, he happened to be a clown, an accountant by day and a clown by night. He had grown up...
    SilverRain24 SilverRain24 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I was expecting at the time and he was the only grandfather I ever knew.  It was devasting.  I lost my sisters husband 2 weeks later.
    Chrisitne Chrisitne 31-35, F 1 Response May 18, 2007

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    He Died In The Early Hours Of This Morning...

    He passed early this morning. He was a the most kind hearted, genuine person I have ever and will ever meet in this ****** world. Even though he had a big family with many other grandchildren. He stepped up and was there for us as a father figure and a role model, when his own...
    TheGuRoo TheGuRoo 31-35 1 Response Jul 30, 2013

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    I Never Thought He Was Old

    My grandfather passed away about 3 months ago. A week before he passed, I came to his home, talked to him. And he was really in a good condition or at least I didn't notice something wrong with him. He was very fresh, nothing wrong, even I never thought he was old. Then he said...
    Muramasha Muramasha 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    It was the first day of summer vacation,

    2012. I believe it was a Wednesday, at about 7:00 AM. My father's parents were scheduled to move to an assisted living home the next day, but one was denied of this easier life. I heard a knocking on my door-it was my mother, who had just finished talking to my father on the...
    TypeCleverNameHere TypeCleverNameHere 18-21, M Feb 3

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    My Grandfather

    it has been four months since my grandfather passed away...its is surreal to say the least....i find myself wanting to pick up the phone and call him to see how he is doing, and then it hits me... i miss him very much. he took me fishing for the first time when i was 8 years old...
    iriseyes iriseyes 21-25, F 8 Responses Aug 14, 2006

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    98 Is Too Soon

    my friends, i want to say i'm sorry for not being on a lot the past couple of days. my grandfather passed away the other morning and even though he was old, i was not prepared. they say that when someone is older it is easier to prepare yourself for their passing. or at least...
    lostcancerian lostcancerian 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 14, 2008

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    That Day.

    When my Grandfather died, two months ago, at the hospital it was unbelievable. I wasn't there to see him for the last time because he died at midnight while I was fast asleep, I saw my Mum and brother leaving but I didn't know to where, I just thought I was dreaming. the next...
    Frozenfires Frozenfires 18-21 1 Response Feb 10, 2013

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    I Never Got To Show Him My Love For Him

    My grandfather deceased last year. I was in July, four days before my tenth birthday. He was a very good person yet when I and my cousin used to play at our grandparents house then we would shoo him out of the room, just for fun. He was the most excited about my grand birthday...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    To Lung Cancer

    just a couple of months ago. never got to say goodbye.
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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    Music

    I never much new him, he die when i was quite young. So i have only a few memories. Mostly piturces in my mind. And a few pictures in some books. But my father showed me some of the music that he like. So i supose i feel that i do somehow know him thorogh the songs he enjoyed...
    Otho Otho 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2010

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    My grandpa was like my dad.

    He was there for me when I was depressed and always told me to keep my head up and smile. He took my dad's place when he wasn't there. I didn't get a chance to tell him how much I loved him before he died of cancer. I feel like there's a hole in my life since he's gone.
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F Mar 25

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    Mr Dennis iddison

    I say our Earthly goodbyes to one of the most incredible men I have ever met in my entire life. My family is grieving the loss of my grandfather I feel the empty void very clearly. The head of the family is no longer here with us, and we feel his absence sharply.But I know that...
    jayiddy jayiddy 18-21, M Dec 2, 2013

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    Giants

    I lost both of my grandfathers a long time ago, but I remember them well and with so much affection. They both had been fighting in the first World War. Four years, both of them, in the muddy trenches. They did not want to talk about that misery. They saw how the world changed...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 4 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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