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Were you/are you close to your grandparents?  Were/are your children close to their grandparents?

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      Diane17 wrote Feb 5, 2011
    • Unfortunately, I never met either set of grandparents as they lived in South America and I believe by now, they are all probably dead.

      My oldest Kyle was only 3 when my mom passed away and my dad had already passed away.  My mom was not in good health and wasn’t close to Kyle.

      My husband’s parents live close to us (20 minutes) away but they don’t seem very interested in their grandkids at all.  They don’t come over and they don’t do stuff with them which I think is a shame.




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Feb 5, 2011
    • I was very close to my Grandfathers and Grandmother who are deceased. I am still close to my 90 year old Grandmother. Our kids are close to my parents.




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      Denise Richardson wrote Feb 5, 2011
    • I never knew my maternal grandmother she passed when I was young, but I did have a realtionship with my grandfather and we grew closer as I got older. My girls were sooooooooooo spoiled by their grandparents on their father’s side their grandpa passed away some years ago and they miss him dearly their g-ma is living in ATL and they do go visit her and she comes here as well.




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      Jewelrybyirina wrote Feb 5, 2011
    • I was very close to my grandfather.  I wish he still be alive.  My older son is not really close to his grandparents, my younger one is close to his grandfather.




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      Tuliplady wrote Feb 5, 2011
    • I was pretty close to both sets of grandparents.  They‘re all gone now and I wish I’d known my grandfathers as an adult.

      My kids are very very close to their paternal grandparents and my oldest is very close to my parents.  They are lucky to still have all four grandparents, plus a set of step-grandparents.




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      Carine Nadel wrote Feb 6, 2011
    • I was very close to my maternal grandmother.  I even named our daughter after her.  My Paternal grandfather died when I was 6, but I remember him as a very nice man, much like my dad.
      I tolerated my maternal grandfather, who was a bully who had a huge ego.
      Our family disowned my paternal grandmother. she was an awful, crazy woman who did unspeakably horrible things to my salt-of-the-earth father.
      My kids adore my parents. dh’s dad died in 1996-let’s just say our cat died the night before and we all cried more about losing her than him-you can gather his personality from that.
      MIL-you’ve heard about her if you’ve read some of my posts-she’s a narcissistic pain in the ass who has alienated everyone.  no one is close to her.  no one.

      my grandkids are very close to use-we even had them live w/ us for 6 wks while our kids moved/trained for jobs in AZ.

      They always tell us not to leave them.  We visit via webcam about onc a week, but talk to them probably 5 out of 7 days.




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Feb 6, 2011
    • My dad’s parents were my heart and I still miss them. My moms dad passed when I was 5 and her mom was grandmother by name only.
      My kids love my husbands parents best grandparents ever. My dad passed when my son was 11 and he was heart broken my mom was well into the decline of ms and couldnt be your typical grandma. She passed when my daughter was almost two my daughter never met my dad and doesnt remember my mom.
      However they are blessed with hubbys parents.




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      Linda L wrote Feb 7, 2011
    • It warms my heart to know that many of the ladies were close to their grandparents.  My grandparents were in different countries when I was growing up.  I met my dad’s father when he came to visit when I was a little girl, but his wife was ill so I never met her.  I remember that he was so sweet. I saw my mom’s mom several times when she came to visit and vs, but her husband died before I was born. Mom’s mom was a wonderful person.heart




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      Kmarie wrote Feb 7, 2011
    • I was closer to some of my grandparents than to others. I did not know my Father’s family as well as my Mother’s. I was reared in the household with my Nana (Grandmother), My Stepgrandfather, My Great Grandfather. My Grandmother died when I was young. I did meet my other grand parents, but i did not live with them




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      Marya1961 wrote Feb 17, 2011
    • I loved my maternal grandfather, he was my Papa and would tell my sister and I funny stories, jokes..play fun card games and sing cute songs...he died nine years ago, alone in the hospital in Buffalo, NY during a horrible storm and no one was able to be with him.heartbreak  My maternal grandmother loved to feed everyone, so we always had huge bellies.

      Our son spent every summer from the time he was three until the age of seventeen with my parents...he loves them truly!heart




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