I Lost My Grandfather

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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
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    1 Response May 13, 2008
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    1 Response May 9, 2015

    Mother's Day 2012 I knew

    that week it was your time. Had spent to week two weeks prior helping my friend pull off a Fashon Show to benefit girls rescued from human trafficking. You'd always regretted not being able to be a full time missionary. So I did this in your honor knowing it's what you would...
    teadiva teadiva
    36-40, F
    May 7, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2012

    To Lung Cancer

    just a couple of months ago. never got to say goodbye.
    righteouschica righteouschica
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2013

    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
    1 Response Dec 4, 2011

    My grandfather passed away a couple years

    and left me his estate worth nearly 50 million. This money has definitely changed me. My friends tried to use me, so I had to buy new friends. The only real friend I have is my wife. I love her dearly. Without her id be an incomplete man.
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Oct 1, 2014

    Before I was even born .

    Never met him
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2014

    My grandfather loved metal detecting in the

    park with me ,one day we found a gold ring with an opal and he kept it for over five years. A year and a day go my grandfather died and today my grandmother gave me that ring we found together
    shadowdancer47 shadowdancer47
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2014

    My grandfather was a bit of a lad in his youth.

    He got worse during his lifetime. He took to gambling and there are tales of he and my grandmother being chased by debt collectors all over London. But after my grandmother became disabled in the late 60's, he dedicated the rest of his life to looking after her. One morning. He...
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Oct 1, 2014

    It has been a year today

    since I lost my grandfather it's such a bitter sweet time... I miss him and stories and jokes he would share... The day I lost him my parents disowned me as well because I went to my grandfathers funeral and because my mum wasn't talking to her dad she thought it was...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234
    26-30, F
    Dec 29, 2014

    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
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 14, 2008

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2012

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

    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...
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    1 Response Jun 29, 2008

    In 2 hours it will be exactly 48 hours

    that he is not on this earth. I can't sleep. I'm still exhausted from yesterday's nonstop crying. I love him so much. The thought of how my family is suffering right now hurts so much. I can't look at my dad without having my heart break a million times over again.
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    1 Response Dec 18, 2015

    My grandpa's funeral is tomorrow.

    It's going to be a difficult day.
    Madison18 Madison18
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 31, 2015

    It's been almost 10 years.

    I found a picture of the two of us the other day. I only ever remember him clearly as being sick, barely being able to move off the couch or change out of that navy blue bathrobe. In this picture, he's standing on his own two feet, and he's holding me on his hip. I like...
    tatteredhoodie tatteredhoodie
    18-21, T
    Mar 13, 2016

    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

    My grandpa's funeral service was really nice.

    I received a lot of compliments on my reading. Everyone was sharing stories and smiling and laughing which is what my grandpa would have wanted us to do instead of being sad. It was pretty special
    Madison18 Madison18
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2015

    I lost My Grandfather Monday October 3,

    2011 at the age of 97! I was very bless to have had him in MY life for 40 Years of MY life! I now have the memorys! !
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    May 26, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2011

    I've been wondering how different it would've

    been if I had been old enough to remember Papa before he died. I only ever remember him being sick.
    tatteredhoodie tatteredhoodie
    18-21, T
    Jun 2, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2008
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    6 Responses May 10, 2015

    "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
    5 Responses Oct 18, 2010

    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 everyday. All I've ever wanted is to make you proud and make sure you got what you deserved and need and wanted. If there was...
    EmEn1125 EmEn1125
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2015

    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
    1 Response Oct 2, 2009

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2014

    I accidentally opened a recent picture of him

    when he was really sick. I don't know how I was lying to myself for so long saying he was gonna be okay. He looked so sick the last time I saw him. I love him so much. How is he gone. It's been four days since he hasn't been here. I can't believe it.
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    Dec 21, 2015

    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

    A Couple Weeks Ago. I Remember Having Looooonng

    Conversations With Him On The Phone. And He'd Always Make Me Laugh. We Planned To Meet. It Never Happened. Once I Moved We Lost Contact. I Really Wish I Got The Chance To Meet Him.
    ChocolateCloud ChocolateCloud
    18-21, F
    Oct 1, 2014


    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...
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    2 Responses Jan 9, 2008

    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

    He was more like my father,

    he died four months before i turned 18 and i held him when he took his last breath they had to pull me away because i couldn't let go of my papa,i cant help thinking of everything he is going to miss in my life and although its been a year it still feels like a dream...
    jesikahluv jesikahluv
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2014

    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
    1 Response Sep 8, 2013

    I lived with my grandfather.

    But he killed himself... I still have a lot of things to talk to him.
    50sstory 50sstory
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 2, 2014

    Both of them, actually.

    I didn't know them though.
    mikeamazing99 mikeamazing99
    18-21, M
    Aug 31, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    Mar 25, 2014

    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
    22-25, M
    Apr 25, 2014

    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.
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    1 Response May 28, 2014

    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
    GalacticDaniel GalacticDaniel
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 2, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2014

    It absolutely crushed me.

    He was a paramedic and my hero. He was taken so suddenly from me but I'm so grateful that we spoke the day before on the phone. I miss him more and more everyday
    romanalanski romanalanski
    22-25, F
    Oct 2, 2014

    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

    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

    my Pappy died April 4 2016.

    he was like a father to me. it feels like I cant breath I'm numb and crying and in pain and when I feel happy or laugh I feel guilty
    Artist2912 Artist2912
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2016

    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
    31-35, F
    Oct 6, 2011

    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
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Aug 14, 2006

    It was her inability to deal with his death,

    her inability to discuss it with anyone—if she talked about it, then it was real and that meant she had to accept it. That was what led her to rapidly spiral out of control.
    Etherealinsanity Etherealinsanity
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2015

    One of them u didn't

    even meet, born in 1901, died in the 1980's (I think) from a heart attack. My other granddad I lost when I was 6, it was on January 2nd 2007, that he died. he had fallen over at his care home and couldn't feel his legs. It wasn't like him to make a fuss but he was taken into...
    Randompi Randompi
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jul 30, 2013
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