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I Miss My Grandparents

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    Simply Incredible

    Just a few years ago, my great grandmother passed away due to cancer. She went out like a soldier, at home, in her bed, and surrounded by family. Everyday that goes by, I can't help but think about the impact she has had on me and my family. And I see how without her around, my...
    NeedInput1 NeedInput1 26-30, F Sep 13, 2011

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    Wonderful Grandmother

    I really miss my grandmother. I could always talk to her. She was so full of energy and activity...always going to the bakers at 5:30 in the morning to get fresh rolls for bacon sandwiches at breakfast, always making excuses for her sons hangovers or feeling sick due to alcohol...
    cosmicpete cosmicpete 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2011

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    Three Grandparents Gone And Now I Am Only Left With Memories :(

    My first Grandad died when I was about 8 years old from stomache cancer. He the type of person who made anybody laugh with the jokes he cracked, he would always take me and my sister on walks by the canal and promised he would take us fishing one of the days which sadly he never...
    EmmyJade EmmyJade 13-15, F Feb 17, 2012

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    I sit and look at old pictures

    and how happy I was with all my family members. I lost all of my grandparents young. I would give literally anything to see them again. My dad's mother I don't think cared for me that much. She likes my cousins more but, my dad's father was the best person ever. I cried every...
    unspoken28 unspoken28 13-15, F Jun 17

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    I Still Miss My....

    Grandpa.  He's been gone a while now but it still hurts to know he's gone. He always had the best stories. He bought me a real bunny one time and he had so much fun watchin me chase it around the house. I miss his laughter. 
    biankita04 biankita04 22-25, F Sep 8, 2008

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    I Am In 'Exile'

    When i was 12 years old, my mother decided to leave her old life behind. She quit her job and dragged me halfway through the country. I lost touch with my 2 sisters, my grandparents, as well as all my other family members (well, with everyone i knew). When i was 15, she contacted...
    letlaka letlaka 22-25 Feb 24, 2013

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    They Were The Center Of The Family That Held Us Together

    Christmas and New Year's is a time of reflection. We reflect on memorie's both good and bad, look at what is now and ponder on what is to come. As I reflect on past christmas's it was the one's that were spent at my grandparent's that were the best. As children we looked forward...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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    He Was There and Now Hes Gone

    my grandpa was the cooliest grandpa ever . he gave me money when he had it and loved to fish. he used to be a soilder but im not sure wat in wat war or if he even really went....but he was still a fighter to me. he was an alcholic and died from liver failure last octber in 2007...
    noodlehead noodlehead 16-17, F Sep 8, 2008

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    I Love You Grandpa.

    Oh grandpa I miss you so much, its so unreal that you're gone, it hurts so bad to know the only man who was my dad is no longer here. ..
    squeelynn squeelynn 22-25, F Apr 11, 2012

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    They Were My Rock!

    I truly miss my maternal grandparents...its been 17 years now they have been gone..but it seems like only yesterday!! We lived only two blocks from them when I was growing up..so I was that their house as much as my house! It seemed as though I could tell them anything and they...
    theheartofmemphis theheartofmemphis 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2011

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    My Grandpa

    died last year. He was in his eighties. I have only one grandparent left. She lives in China.  My other grandma was in the hosptial for so long. Our family deicded to took her out of life support in 1997. My other grandpa died in 1994. I think. I don't know if that is the...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2010

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    I see my grandparents

    once every 3 years. But its hard to communicate with them because they dont speak English. I live far away . I miss getting hugs and kisses from my grandparents
    yippieyayea yippieyayea 16-17, F Oct 25

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    I Miss My Grandpa

    My mother misses him too. He was the level-headed one of my mother's parents, and supported my mother through her childhood even when her mom would only put her down and favour her brothers. He was the strong silent type and when me and my older siblings spent summers with them...
    Hidenow Hidenow 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 13, 2011

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    I Wish They Were Here...

    I was born in Guatemala and we had all the family there! I was just a toddler when we moved to Canada so I never really created any bond with any of my relatives. I never thought it would affect me so much. When we came here, we were alone as family. Not even a friend, nothing...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F Aug 22, 2013

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    Grandparents :(

    My first grandmother died before I was born. My first grandfather died when I was 6 My second grandfather died before I was 18. And my second grandmother is looking frail and ill, and at 21 now I'm worried I'll lose her too. The dauting feeling is...
    Jiemusu Jiemusu 22-25, M Sep 13, 2010

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    Their Farm Life

    my grandfather Clem was from a farm and went to Melrose School he went to New Guinea in WW2 was a sapper and fixed bridges and cars and roads etc he later worked at the Oil Refinery and fixing ships he had many cattle, sheep, pigs and racing dogs (Hobo Town..won a few races in...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2011

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    All of Them

    I miss all of them but in different ways. Both of my dad's parents are dead. My grandmother died before I was born in a fire. I miss her because I never got to know her. I miss the person I could have loved. My grandfather died of a heart attack when I was little. I miss him. I...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2008

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    My Italian Grandmother

    My grandmother Olga was of italian descent. Her father came to America after fleeing from the economic hardships of  the early 1900's. She always greeted everybody with a smile, a warm conversation and plenty of food. She made no distinctions between ethnic or...
    bat56 bat56 36-40, M Mar 13, 2010

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    Especially This Time Of Year....

    I was very close to my maternal grandparents. I spent all my school holidays and summers with them. My best Christmas memories were when I was a kid and we were all together. I miss them so much this time of year that it takes a lot of enjoyment out of the holidays for me...
    imabear imabear 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2010

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    Nan & Popa

    I miss you dearly right now It aches but its not unbearable At least I can smile through my tears They are tears of joy At the times we shared Just miss you thats all Love u xxx
    PurpleQueenofNowhere PurpleQueenofNowhere 26-30, F Aug 28, 2010

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    My Last Living Grandparent Just Died.

    Today, on 1/23/2011, my maternal grandfather passed away at the age of 91.  He was the father of 11 children, my mother included.  He was born in Texas, and as his children grew older my grandmother and he would take their kids state to state to work.  They finally settled in...
    mariatortilla88 mariatortilla88 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 2011

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    Grandma

    Grandma hasn't been gone that long, almost 3 months now. I was the only grandchild that called her everyday religiously, that visited her every weekend... I love my grandma and now she is gone... I used to beg my parents to let me go spend the weekend with her, we always did fun...
    GTMarie GTMarie 18-21, F Sep 9, 2008

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    I really wish I had known my grandpas.

    They were gone before I came along. I had my grandmas. One I found interesting and the other just a little scary. lol
    niklb niklb 41-45, F Oct 22

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    My grandparents were uneducated people

    but they had the wisdom of small folks. Family was their main priority and I learned a lot being around them. They were born around 1880 in a whole different world of today. I wonder how they would cope with nowadays so-called family values.
    pacodad pacodad 70+, M May 27

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    11 Months

    My grandad passed away in April 2012 due to sudden Heart Failure, my nan (his wife) died in March 2013, 5 days after my birthday due to Cancer, both missed unconditionally xxxx
    xRimsayx xRimsayx 18-21, M Nov 15, 2013

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    Nanny...

    I just recently lost my grandmom who really served as a parent in my life. I helped take care of her toward the end of her life and I knew she was done with life and she deserved to go to heaven, but I still miss her terribly and wish I could ask her things everyday. I feel like...
    HalfMyHeart HalfMyHeart 19-21, F Oct 17, 2007

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    Grandpa's Funeral

       I heard that when Grandpa Wilkins had his funeral that basically the whole town of Osceola, Iowa closed for a moment in remembrance. He was a good man. He wasn't famous. One year he followed the 4rth of July parade horses and scooped up their hot steaming poop ...
    MrTGardenCook MrTGardenCook 51-55, M Sep 13, 2010

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    Miss Them Very Much

    I have always liked my grandparents . They were always like my parents whom are my beloved . I remember all that time I spend with them , all the love they give me . God bless their souls
    bluenebula bluenebula 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 13, 2010

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    I only have one grandma left.

    She has remarried and he is part of the reason she is not as close with her family as she should be.
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I've Got A Gaping Hole that I need Grandma and Grandpa to fix...

    I have always been a grandparent's girl. I had an unusual living situation which many people did not seem to understand. I lived in a one bedroom house with my grandmother, grandfather aunt and mother. A One bedroom, one bathroom house, might I add.  When I was...
    square28 square28 26-30, F Apr 26, 2010

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    My Last Grandparent Just Passed Away....

    As the title says, my last grandparent died just a little over 12 hours ago. The feeling that my papaw is gone still hasn't quite taken effect, but I already miss him. My dad's mom died when I was 4, so I don't really remember her that well, but I still loved her!And my mom's...
    DoctorChurchie DoctorChurchie 22-25, F Nov 28, 2011

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    How Can You Miss Someone You Never Really Knew

    yea i miss them ,i miss the grandmother i never knew she held me and was there but she died before my 1st birthday i wanted to know her. i remember crying about it at night wen i was a kid because i wanted wat my friends had i wanted that extra love i needed it. her name was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 28, 2009

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    Feeling really low tonight.

    It's the 6th year anniversary of my grandmother's death and I miss her beyond belief. She was my number one fan and was always on my side. I remember the day she passed and it was the worst day of my life. I remember all of our talks, taking care of her near the end of her life...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 20

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    A Very Special Grandmother.....

    My grandmother was very special to me. I didn't know just how important a part she played until I was in my 30's and had become a Christian. I had been adopted and she was my adopted mothers mom, and fortunately for me I spent many weekends at her house. This was a good thing in...
    prettywomanNautumn prettywomanNautumn 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2011

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    When my grandfather was alive I spent a lot of

    time with him as a child & teenager. He always had the answers to make me feel bette, no matter what the problem was. He died of cancer when I was 18. I am now 40. I still visit his grave to share the good & bad things of life. I miss him dearly!
    graeff120 graeff120 41-45, F Apr 28

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    I Never Got to Say Goodbye to My Grandparents

    My grandparents on my mom's side took me I lived with them from the summer before grade 4 till summer before grade 7. As I grew up I had abit of contact when I lived with my mom but I felt I couldnt tell them what my mom doing to me aka the abuse. I was put into foster care when...
    bilow72 bilow72 41-45, F Sep 5, 2008

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    My Grandpa Passed Away.

    When I was like 5th grade, my grandpa pass away in Hawaii. He used to take care of me along with my grandma when my parents are working and couldn't watch me.
    dsedfrg dsedfrg 18-21 Sep 13, 2011

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    My Grandparents House.

    It was interestingly built by my grandfather who was an actor in Hollywood movies, My grandparents built their house in the middle of Los Angeles. My grandparents settled in a beautiful home with a cellar. They had a rather large yard with fruit, avocado trees, pecan trees, Their...
    gypsygirly gypsygirly 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 13, 2010

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    I Will Never Stop Missing Them

    I think of two people that helped make me who I am today, everyday. This couple met and got married during WW2, and they are my Gram & Pop. Or Grammie & Pop Pop. I need their guidance & their strength right now, but they are no longer here on Earth. They taught me everything...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi 41-45, F 2 Responses May 10, 2012

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    Miss Them Dearly

    I miss my grandparents so much I lost my Pa when i was 19 and my Nanna in May 2008 They were my mum's parents they were so special when I was younger we used to go their for holidays I miss that I can't do that anymore I used to write to them all the time They were such lovely...
    aussie34 aussie34 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2010

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    Gramma &Amp; Papa

    A friend recently asked me, "If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?" I thought about it briefly and asked, "Could it be someone I have already met that I would want another chance at meeting again?" She agreed and I answered, my grandparents. Me, at this age...
    anotherinnocent anotherinnocent 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2013

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    I Miss Having Grandparents

    I do miss having grandparents. They're good people to have in your life, and can teach you wisdom from their experiences and are always happy about the news we tell them first, my Grandpal on my mother's side died when I was a year old; he died in the war not fighting; some...
    LittleLena LittleLena 36-40, F Sep 13, 2011

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    Grandparents

    well i never meet my grandparents.. they died before i was born..
    Augusttwix Augusttwix 46-50, F Sep 5, 2013

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    My Grandpa S

    i lost both of my grand pa s of my both sides my mom sides grandpa it was sad i cried but ionly saw him twice in my entire life but i love him r.i.p.but my other grand pa i used to spend my whole summer with him even though he didnt used to remeber me i used to play with him...
    azebor azebor 13-15, F Feb 24, 2013

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    Three Grandparents Gone And Now I Am Only Left With Memories :(

    My first Grandad died when I was about 8 years old from stomache cancer. He the type of person who made anybody laugh with the jokes he cracked, he would always take me and my sister on walks by the canal and promised he would take us fishing one of the days which sadly he never...
    EmmyJade EmmyJade 13-15, F Feb 17, 2012

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    Ok, so me and my sister are really reallyyy close... We do everything together and stay up late all the time and just always have eachother there. But about 3 months ago she moved...
    jessica1010 jessica1010 16-17, F 30 mins ago

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    I miss him so much. There's not one day that goes by that I don't miss him. I can usually cope rather well, but lately I've just been missing him like crazy :/
    MonsterRrR MonsterRrR 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    My Mother was the greatest woman in my life and it's been over year since she was call home to Heaven! There isn't moment in my day where this Lady isn't on my mind see was truly...
    gamma87 gamma87 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My best mate never hang around, i think he's slightly depressed or something's bugging him but I've tried talking to him. My girlfriend isn't around as much anymore and i miss her...
    jaykubean jaykubean 13-15, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I lost the 2 most loving grandparents within 3 years. March will not be a good month for me. Crazy thing is I knew in dec that she my last would pass away the same month of my...
    rachelbeth6 rachelbeth6 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    He taught me the greatest lesson in life before his passing when I was only five. I was a very meticulous, patient child. I would sit at the table with my grandparents and build...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 13