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I Raised My Grandchildren

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    How I Became Abuelita (long) - When my son Juan moved to New York to pursue the music industry, and my daughter Maria got a job in Dallas, I thought that my parenting roller...
    hispaniccookinglady hispaniccookinglady 56-60, F Jan 5, 2012

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    Born and raised in North Carolina and darn proud of it. My accent is thick and everyone is "Hon" and "sweetie". I always have grits in my cupboard and sweet tea in my refrigerator...
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    i used to live there! :))) haha
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    Southern born.....I am not a redneck, I am also not some dumb hick from out in the sticks. I am from Texas, and I have a typical Texas accent. I have always been told I have a...
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    I was fortunate enough to witness the terrible scene of birth right after breakfast last week... thought that'd get your attention. Pull up a chair, stool, monkey, or whatever you...
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    I hoped to find Obama in here..... Lol
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    Nuyorican here. Grew up in the Kensington/Flatbush area of Brooklyn. Went to Ditmas JHS, then New Utrecht HS in Bensonhurst. It was in the mid to late eighties, so there was a lot...
    missingbrooklyn missingbrooklyn 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 24

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    As sun goes down and darkness takes over, here on the edge of my Va Blue Ridge Mountains, a childhood memory also fades away. I have been in the front yard clearing the ground of a...
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    Thank you dad, you are a wonderful person, a wonderful man, but more importantly you are absolutely wonderful father, thank you. I know it wasn't easy, I know I have been...
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    America, the little lifesaving station(I cannot take credit for this illustration or poem. I heard the parable told by my father, the late Rev. Roosevelt Leon Walker, Jr. and read...
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    In our last moments on earth, how many us will think 'I wish I spent more time at work?' My dad died suddenly without seeing any grandchildren. Life is for living, yes!
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    There is a special connection with grandchildren that is for me anyway different to what occurred with our own children, raising your own children as a father was challenged by the...
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    Born and raised here. Inglewood, Palmdale, Central Valley, currently in Torrance hoping to move out of the state. Maybe Hawaii or Washington? Not sure. I love it here though. My...
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    1.) When people chew with their mouth open or talk with their mouth full. 2.) I don't care how old they are, but it really ticks me off when someone is disrespectful. 3.) When...
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    Never Left Me!- My wife and me married for the wrong reason...because she was pregnant with my 1st child and my ultra religious Catholic grandmother(who raised me) would disown me...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I'm fluent in English, but my first language is Swedish since I was born and raised there till I was 9. I'm starting high school after the summer, so I can finally start taking a...
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    I don't practice Catholicism I AM Catholic. My ultra religious Catholic grandmother raised me as a strict Catholic to the point we did not eat meat on Fridays and I had to cross...
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    I am new to this sight. Not sure what I am looking to get from being here. I am a Mom, have a husband and am content with my life. My children are grown, and I have many...
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    I'm living in so much pain, anxiety and depression. I have always been the one who would always be there for my children and grandchildren without handing them material things. For...
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    Our 34 year old daughter always said I was her best friend until 5 years ago when she started complaining that we treated her two older brothers better than we treated her. There...
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    Venting to set myself free... To my enabling soon to be ex in laws... As part of letting go and moving forward, I've got to vent these thoughts and hurts. Forgive them. Set them...
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    Hello, I am technically new here, my old account got deleted. Let's say for now my name is Annie. So... I am writing this story or experience to let you know about my loss. Basic...
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    I was raised as a girl starting at the age of 8 years old.Being the oldest of 4 boys,my mother always wanted a couple daughters and decided to raised a brother and I as girls.My...
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    All Men Saved ? ~ Predestination is the doctrine that God alone is the One who chooses who is saved, that He ordains the means, the time, and the circumstances of salvation and...
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    All Men Saved ? ~ Predestination is the doctrine that God alone is the One who chooses who is saved, that He ordains the means, the time, and the circumstances of salvation and...
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    All Men Saved ? ~ Predestination is the doctrine that God alone is the One who chooses who is saved, that He ordains the means, the time, and the circumstances of salvation and...
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    All Men Saved ? ~ Predestination is the doctrine that God alone is the One who chooses who is saved, that He ordains the means, the time, and the circumstances of salvation and...
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    I had an incredible night. I have to share my experience. I was raised by my Grandmother, who lived in a sexless marriage. My Grandfather was a mean, cold, loveless husband. He...
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    America - By Luner007 and scorpioman84 [ intro ] Government got us programmed got us programmed to believe they lies programmed to not care when a little kid dies...
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    Like all cliche stories, mine started out great, but soon got flushed down the toilet. She was beautiful. She was caring. She was funny. She was my best friend. I'd liked her...
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    Like all cliche stories, mine started out great, but soon got flushed down the toilet. She was beautiful. She was caring. She was funny. She was my best friend. I'd liked her...
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    Its almost been one year since I saw my eldest son. The past year has been extremely difficult. I don't know what happened between my son and I. He started dating Taryn and I...
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    I have a boyfriend. He's mixed, and my mother can't stand it. She gets emotional when his name comes up and cries for hours because her grandchildren won't be 'white.' I want to go...
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    Hi everyone: I'm going on day 3 of no contact and this is so hard. Every minute of the day I want to text him, but I can't. It's been 7 years of being the OW, and all I get is him...
    Nicsav4 Nicsav4 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Thanksgiving Day was approaching, and a family had received a Thanksgiving card with a painting of a pilgrim family on its way to church. Grandma showed the card to her small...
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    My dad died when I was 13. My parents were divorced and I didn't get to see him a lot. I feel there is a large void left in my heart that only he could have filled. I didn't get...
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    God created the donkey & said to him: “You will work unceasingly from sunrise to sunset carrying burdens on your back. You will eat grass, you will have no intelligence & you...
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    God created the donkey & said to him: “You will work unceasingly from sunrise to sunset carrying burdens on your back. You will eat grass, you will have no intelligence & you...
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    God created the donkey & said to him: “You will work unceasingly from sunrise to sunset carrying burdens on your back. You will eat grass, you will have no intelligence & you...
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    My mom was/is horrible. She openly favored my older sister and has even admitted that I was never meant to be born. She called me every name in the book growing up...fat, ugly...
    blisster blisster 26-30, F Mar 28

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    He was sitting outdisde his house on the flagging and near him was little kids playing, probably his grandchildren. The kids were playing joifully uncaring to what he seemd trying...
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    On the posts from before, about my love, I expressed my own self hatred. Some were confused as to why or how I can hate myself. I wrote this story to help explain to my friend...
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