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I Miss My Grandfather Who Passed Away

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    A Great Man, Who Left Quite A Legacy

    I recently attended the funeral for my maternal grandfather, at a military burial ground in upstate NY. My grandfather served in the Navy during WWII, and fought bravely for many years. Since then, he has served not only as a father, and grandfather, but as a successful local...
    EPTodd EPTodd 31-35, M Jul 23, 2013

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    My grandfather was the most decent man I ever

    knew. I'm sitting here tonight thinking about him and I realized how much I am like him, but in some ways I'll never be. He was the one who always understood me. I had this out of two family members and they've both died, which leaves me feeling lost in the family that should...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2015

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    My Grandfather

    My grandfather was a great man who i miss dearly. Although he died back in 2002, he still impacts my life. When he was sick in the hospital with whatever he had, we still don't know for sure what he had initially but we know he died o sepsis, He told everything was going to be OK...
    Tinkerbell27 Tinkerbell27 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    I think about you everyday .

    I miss you so much . I wish you were here to see me grow up & to see me graduate this year . You were my bestfriend , when we used to go to the corner for breakfast & id always get chilli & i always used to steal your jelly beans , i wish you were her so we could still do that...
    branndylynnxo branndylynnxo 18-21, F Aug 20, 2014

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    He died on December 18th

    and I still can't believe he's gone. I miss baking cakes and brownies and making breakfast with him. I miss seeing him and my grandma sitting out on the front porch. And now I only have one month to kick it with my Grandma before my aunt takes her to live with her. I can't...
    xoxShewillbeokay xoxShewillbeokay 18-21, F Mar 1, 2014

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    He was like a father to me,

    he past away when I was 16 yrs old.
    sandmoon sandmoon 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My grandfather died today.

    The worst part is I had the opportunity to see him yesterday but I wasn't feeling great and I didn't want to make him sick so I stayed home. If I knew he was going to die I would have gone.
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 2 Responses Jan 26

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    pizza date with my pops just like the old times

    after going home from school sigh..
    glyalshmli glyalshmli 16-17, F Nov 1, 2014

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    i think everything would be different

    if he was still here. i always think about you pops.
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    A Convo With You

    I thought about you again today grandpa. I miss your contagious laugh.I miss your stories about "the good old days". I miss how you would hug me when I came to visit and say, "Where have you been son? I missed you ". It makes me laugh when I remember how you would stop me from...
    RafaReu RafaReu 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    i sat outside for a little bit today to have a

    cigarette. it was the same place that i sat the night i took my grandfather to the hospital, after an argument of him not wanting to go. it was the same place where he and i had our first real conversation in years. it was the same place where he would sit every day, just the...
    nadialje nadialje 26-30, F Mar 13, 2015

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    I still have two voicemails from him

    and I listened to them and omg I miss him sooooo much
    relapsing14 relapsing14 16-17, F Apr 18, 2015

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    Another Hug Is All I Need ...

    Another hug is all I need .. You left too soon .. You left me here .. Wishing for another chance and counting every tear .. You left too soon .. I never thought it'd end that fast .. I looked at your face that day .. But never though it'd be my last .. You left too soon .. And I...
    Hope1001 Hope1001 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2013

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    Regret

    I still couldnt face myself. The day I didnt know that it would be the last day Ill ever see him again. It was 2010, on March possibly around 10-20. The fated day, where I was playing an online shooting game with my twin sister, only to be interrupted by my mother entering the...
    ZealInspireX ZealInspireX 16-17, F Nov 30, 2013

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    One time when I was little he told me we

    couldn't go fishing today because it's raining, and that if we go the fish will get wet. -_- I totally accepted that without question. xD
    LittleSugarKitten LittleSugarKitten 18-21, F Sep 17, 2015

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    I was given a name after my grandfather

    that passed away not too long ago and still regret about the things that I have not done much for him. To start off with my story, my grandfather is an amazing person that loves to socialize with any person even to us when we were kids, he'd walk all the way to a supermarket to...
    YourNormalGuy YourNormalGuy 22-25 Jun 29, 2015

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    "Sometimes you never really know how important

    a moment is until it becomes a memory." Growing up, I never really had a father figure. The closest person I had to a dad was my grandpa. He would always be there for me, he would make me smile, laugh, and make my day a billion times better. He would always be the one to...
    queenmallow queenmallow 13-15, F Feb 28, 2015

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    Six Years Later...

    My grandfather raised me from the time I was born until he passed away when I was sixteen. I have recently contemplated taking his last name actually since he was more of a father to me than my own father was. I miss him a lot, especially around the holidays and family events...
    philosophicmyth philosophicmyth 26-30, F Aug 30, 2010

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    I came to visit today

    but you were not here. Will I ever get used to not having you around? Daddy Jack you would be proud I am continuing your research on our family tree. You would not believe the connections I have made and the interesting facts I have discovered. It is so interesting... Thank you...
    BlueRose601 BlueRose601 31-35, F Jan 24, 2014

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    I remember I could never understand what he

    said. But I loved him, even though we weren't that close. One time I went to see him in the nursing home. Mom mentioned grandma, and he started crying because she died about four years before (I was 7 when she died). Another time after that my mom went to see him and asked if I...
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    even tho I was 3 when he passed I still

    remember him holding me and i still have an image of him R.I.P grand dad
    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M Jan 20, 2015

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    I didn't even get to know him on a personal

    level. But he was always really nice to my brother and I. My mother cared for him deeply and talks so fond of him. Everyone talks so fond of him and how much of a great father he was. He is the only death I have mourned in my family to this date.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    I Miss Gramps

    It's been 10 year next month that my Grandpa passed away. He was the closest person I had on this earth until alzheimers took his life away from him. Him and my Grandma had 9 kids, back when it wasn't that odd to have a big family and try to support them all. I can remember...
    gramps339 gramps339 41-45 1 Response Sep 24, 2011

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    Smoked cigarettes witch basically made his

    lungs worse than they already were and he slowly died. Now I hate to my very core every person who smokes and doesn't make an effort to stop
    Blankminds Blankminds 16-17, F Nov 3, 2014

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    Recent Loss

    My Grandpa was 79 years old when he died March 18th 2012, five months away from his 80th birthday. He underwent quintuple bypass surgery, he came thru just fine. Two weeks later he was still recovering in the hospital from insufficient kidney function, the dye from the angiogram...
    R1pp3r23 R1pp3r23 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 25, 2012

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    It’s been 3 years since you’ve left I still

    can’t believe you’re really gone. Last night you came to me in my dreams, the same exact night you left this world with a smile on your face. Your face was serene, your smile’s still the same and I saw it in your eyes behind your glasses, you were still smiling. You didn...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 24, 2014

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    Beatles Dedication

    I lost my grandfather to lung cancer about 2 years ago. I try to think positively, and believe he is in a better place. He suffered from a stroke around 6 years before his death, and was unable to walk or speak. I wrote this poem for my speech at his funeral. I was 12 at the...
    alykinze alykinze 18-21, F Jul 21, 2013

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    Things My Grandfather Said

    My paternal grandfather passed away long before I was born and my maternal grandfather died when I was four years old. Although I obviously didn’t get an opportunity to know either of them, I was blessed from my childhood through early adulthood with a number of male family...
    OverWritten OverWritten 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    I miss you mentor I really do.

    not a day goes by where I don't miss seeking your wisdom. you've trained me helped me when nobody else did and was there for me. you taught me all I know to which I teach others the skills and wisdom I've learned from you but. I'm not strong enough. I'm lost stuck in the path of...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F Oct 15, 2015

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    This Video

    This video made me cry uncontrollably. I may not have lost my father like her but I did loose who I believed to be my father. The guy I wanted to walk me down the isle when if I get married. This really hit a nerve because it made me think of what it will be like if not worse. I...
    battlewounds battlewounds 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    My Best Friend My Granny X

    Its been six months since I lost my dear granddad who was also my best friend I miss him so much he was such a massive part of my life ,he was the most generous man ever he just gave to others always putting himself last you could always go to him with a problem and he would...
    dafadil545 dafadil545 31-35, F May 24, 2013

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    Still Missing Him

    My Grandfather was a strong man. A proud man. The type of man you would have seen standing tall for a picture in the old days. He came from Europe to Canada and found work as a furniture re-finisher while my grandmother sewed for a living. He couldn't speak English when he came...
    bassplayer bassplayer 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 27, 2008

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    He's was 89 and died this past August.

    (08-17-15), We had huge party to celebrate his 89 b-day. All my extended family was there. He was in great spirits. Exactly 1week after the party he collapsed and passed of natural causes! He was a living history book. His book is closed but I still have my grandma at 88, I will...
    Pinkshoxx23 Pinkshoxx23 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    When I got word that you were in the hospital,

    my heart broke and I just couldn't fight back the tears. I knew you wanted to leave this world but I just couldn't let you go. Staying up with you at night in the hospital, seeing you in pain made me feel hopeless cause there was nothing I could do to help you. I sat there...
    Kaksy Kaksy 18-21, M Apr 26, 2014

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    My grandpa was my role model.

    He passed away about 2 years ago. He and I were very similar in our love for jokes! He and my grandma showed me what true love looks like. They taught me that it may not be always pretty but it doesn't matter. My grandpa taught me that I need to find someone who make me happy...
    Schmeissner07 Schmeissner07 18-21, F Sep 21, 2015

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    The First Man I Ever Loved!

      My grandma and grandpa raised me from a baby. The loss was terrible.   January 23, 2008. Three days before the one yr anniversary of my gmas death. My grandfather. My Father. My hero. My mentor. My...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty 18-21, F 4 Responses May 4, 2009

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    He protected me from the "monster"

    now he's gone he protected me from everything he was more of a dad for me I loved with him when he got hit by a 18 wheller truck now he's gone and no one is here to save me
    tamaraiwannaknow tamaraiwannaknow 18-21, F Jul 24, 2014

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    he was the one who raised me

    and the one i always looked up to and a very good example of a truly good man,he's always been my role model and i'm still working on being as good as he was. I never really cared much for my own father because he wasn't really living up to his title as a father and never cared...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M May 26, 2015

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    My great-grandfather passed away three years

    ago. He was a wonderful man who spent much of his life in the Royal Navy and saw so much of the world. He saw active service against the Germans, Japanese and Italians during WWII but never harboured any resentment or ill feelings and didn't mind a bit when I introduced him to...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan 31-35, M Apr 8, 2015

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    not a day goes by that we don't miss our

    grandfather. sometimes my sister weeps at his loss although it's been years since his death the anniversary is next month. sometimes it saddens me that he is not here with us now. he was the one who taught me all I know. he was always there for me. as a boy he would always tell...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M Sep 18, 2015

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    My grandfather passed away today.

    I don't know what to do now.
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Dad Passed

    I shared this back in February.  For those of you who missed it.  I thought it might help with the pain.  There are a lot of us out there who are feeling it. I'm feeling sad this evening. Tomorrow is the first anniversary of my father's death. It wasn't unexpected...
    BlondeTexan BlondeTexan 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 31, 2008

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    Life After Loss

    I recently loss my grandfather last week, he was like a dad to me and played a huge part in life. Years and years of guidence and wisdom that really helped me over the years and now its all gone. I miss him very much and I miss the way he would always be there for me. Life feels...
    LostMessages LostMessages 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    Your Little Buddy Forever..

    I was 11 when I got the news, my grandfather, my best friend, was going in to have massive heart surgery. I was shaken. It did not sound good. They had to replace the main heart valve, drain his lungs and cut a sack around his heart off. He was in surgery for hours. It felt like...
    battlewounds battlewounds 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2013

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