I Never Met My Grandfather

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 70 People

    I Wish I Had Known Them...

    I never had a chance to meet either of my grandfathers, and I wish I had.  On my mother's side, my grandfather was a store keeper and a man of good character and a loving father to his seven children.   He was a southern gentleman, not from the wealth he...
    headstrongheart headstrongheart
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 28, 2010

    i never met my grandfather my family told

    when i was one year old my grandfather passed away so never got the chance of meeting him only heard about him he was a brave police officer a great person
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 4, 2014

    Where Are You Grandpa?

    I never had the chance of meeting either of my Grandfathers, since they both passed away before I was born. I have always been saddened by this fact. I wish that there was someone who would let me adopt them as my grandfather. I know it probably sounds wierd, but I never had that...
    SigilofAnxiety SigilofAnxiety
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2010

    As a young man he has studied theology in

    Berlin. During his studies he had to run from one place to the other one and to hide hisself because he was a member of the Confessing Church, and the Nazis didn´t like this church. When he has finished his studies he fall in love to a young woman (my grandma) and married her...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    Mar 19

    Did I Meet You? No.... Did I Miss You? Yes.

    I was adopted from China at age 2. I played. I had fun. I lived. But until age 5 i had no idea of the outside world I only knew what it was in kindergarden. I never met my grandfather on my mom`s side or on my father`s side. I lived until age 9 that was when i realized you were...
    theguythatnevermetyou theguythatnevermetyou
    13-15, M
    Jul 12, 2012

    I Never Knew He Existed

    Not until I was 14 years old. When I found out who my real father was, I also found out about him. And he was dying. At the time I didn't realise, but a few months after I'd first made contact I received a message saying that he'd passed away... just like that. I never met him...
    thelastdodo thelastdodo
    16-17, F
    Jul 1, 2012

    I Hardly Met My Grandmother

    On my mom's side.  Never met any grandparents from my dad's--I think they are dead.  My grandmother from my mom's side didn't care to meet me or my brother until I was about 12 when my grandpa was dying.  I flew to Michigan for the funeral with my mom.  Any...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    Apr 4, 2010

    Wondering Why...

    how can a man just up and leave his wife...marry someone else and never want to see his daughter or grandchildren? when i first got married at age 29 i wS living in the same town as my grandfather and i never knew it. His name was Frank winters and he never once asked to see me...
    warmblueoceans warmblueoceans
    46-50
    May 14, 2012

    My maternal grandparents are divorced.

    My grandpa remarried, but my relatives lashed out at her, telling her 'she tore our family apart.' That effectively resulted in her shutting us out. I've never met my grandpa, and my mother hasn't seen him for at least a decade. My paternal grandfather has been in prison since...
    paprima paprima
    22-25, F
    Jan 2

    Never Met My Fathers Fathert

    My fathers parents divorced when my father was small and we have never heard from him again. I have tried searching for him on the internet with very little luck. I have very little money making any real searching difficult especially since we have very little information about...
    charliew charliew
    41-45, M
    Jan 30, 2010

    Or grandfathers they were

    both killed during World War II, serving their country. Never met my grandmothers either, they died within a month, 2 years before my twin and I were born. Food for thought from someone that never knew or met her grandparents; Appreciate them, love them and cherish your time...
    Lee124 Lee124
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 14

    I wish I could've met my grandfather,

    sadly he was hospitalized due to a heart attack but it was lung cancer that got him he smoked all his life since age 13. My father sometimes tells stories about how he wanted to be a lawyer and his time living in Alaska Anchorage and Fairbanks. But more depressingly how he was...
    PixelChibi PixelChibi
    13-15, F
    Aug 19, 2015

    My Mom's Father

    I never met my maternal grandfather, he died when my mom was 12. I lived the earliest years of my life living with my mom and grandmother, until middle school when my grandma moved in with my aunt, then it was just my mom and I. Growing up, she would always tell me stories about...
    TheWaysOfShelly TheWaysOfShelly
    22-25, F
    Feb 19, 2012

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