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I Lost My Grandfather

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    Before I was even born .

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

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 20

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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, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2014

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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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    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

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    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.
    Eriannaa Eriannaa 16-17, F Oct 1, 2014

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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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    Summerdogs Summerdogs 18-21, F 3 Responses May 9

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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    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 22-25, F Dec 29, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 46-50, M Oct 1, 2014

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    I lived with my grandfather.

    But he killed himself... I still have a lot of things to talk to him.
    50sstory 50sstory 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response May 28, 2014

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    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! !
    Nebmom2 Nebmom2 41-45, F 1 Response May 26

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 Sep 14, 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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    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 16-17, M Jul 2, 2014

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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 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 14, 2006

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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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    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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    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

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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 7 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    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.
    RICHKINGDAVID RICHKINGDAVID 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    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 31-35, F May 7

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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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 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 14, 2008

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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, 2014

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    Both of them, actually.

    I didn't know them though.
    mikeamazing99 mikeamazing99 13-15, M Aug 31, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 grandpa's funeral is tomorrow.

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

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