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   Posted 8/2/2010 3:07 AM (GMT -6)   
What is your favorite memory with Both sets of your grandparents?
Going to Disney Land with my father's parents and family and my grandpa was so cool for us kids. He converted a tv and vcr for his van and had disney movies. He also was the one who would stay with me on the ground because I am extremely afraid of heights and motion sensitive so I couldnt do the roller coasters and stuff like that. We'd talk and I'd learn about him. He is also a great mender! My grandmother and grandfather would take turns doing the rids with me that I could do. Like the teacups. My father and I lived on the pirates of the carribian about 9 times later my mom said we had to leave for another ride lol.
My grandmother on my mothers side first husband died when I was little, and I remember being afraid of him. He'd tell me some stories though when my mom would hold me. Her second husband I liked. I loved to run up and jump in his lap. He'd tell me stories and even took me fishing once. He even told me a story about my brother when he first took him fishing. My brother put the fish in the bathtub and put water in the tub. He wanted the fish to live. He wouldnt have anything to do with the fish when he found out what fishing meant. He wouldnt go fishing again either. My grandmother didn't really do much with me, but I'd say the fondest memory was her teaching me how to check the chickens nests for eggs and check for various ripe fruits and vegetables and how to feed the goat. She even taught me how to weed and kept me busy for hours haha.
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   Posted 8/2/2010 5:24 AM (GMT -6)   
My grandma used to live next door to me, and I would always go over to her house to watch t.v. and play cards. She also had this huge backyard with every tree imaginable, and it was so much fun to play back there. She was such a gentle, sweet, kind lady......

Unfortunately, I don't remember my other grandparents.

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   Posted 8/2/2010 6:00 AM (GMT -6)   
My mom's dad was in WWII. I loved to hear grandpa tell those stories. Grandma so loved flowers. She taught me much about them.

My dad's dad had a severe stroke when I was in 8th grade. Still he loved to play cards. I enjoyed that very much. My grandma was a 4' 10" spitfire. I loved her. She had a wonderful faith.
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   Posted 8/2/2010 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Most of my Grandparents passed when I was little.

But I do remember my dad's mother used a walker cause she only had one leg and she was a short, loud, round polish woman. lol
She had tons of cats outside and the one memory that I have of her is outside on the back pation hollering for all the cats when it was feeding time.
She would holler very loudly "Heeeeeerrrrrrreeeeee Kiiiiiiittttyyyyy, kiiiiiittttyyyyy"
and cats would come running from everyone.
Now my grandpa lived a bit longer than grandma and I always remember going to his house on sundays after church for breakfast. I loved his sausage and gravy, he loved to cook. But I always had to ask what the gravy was made out of cause I wouldn't eat it if he used something strange like squirrel or rabbit. lol

My mother's father I have very few memories of. He passed away when I was very little
I only remember him being sick in bed all the time and we always had to be quiet.
He had disfiguring RA in his joints and his hands were all knarled up and he couldn't even use them.
Now my mom's mom lived to be 90 and lived on her up until the last year of her life.
She was very outgoing and such a hoot to be around. She was always saying something to make us life.
She always said she wanted to go for a helicopter ride so that is what she did on her 80th birthday. lol
I really miss her.

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   Posted 8/2/2010 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I never met my dad's parents - they both passed young. My mom didn't even get to meet them.

My grandpa on my mom's side had a workshop in his basement, where he'd make balsa wood airplanes and kites for my brother and me to fly. My grandma usually wore an apron, and was what I think of as a real old-fashioned lady. Wonderful grandparents. They lived in the East, and we were in the West, so all the greenery and the different smells really made an impact on me. (There was a rope swing that I'll NEVER forget the smell of.) And we always got to take the train to visit them. What a trip THAT was for 2 little kids! My brother and me, chasing eachother from one end of the train to the other for hours. The other passengers must have loved us!

I sure do miss them.

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   Posted 8/2/2010 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Maternal grandma - I remember visiting the barn and playing with the unending number of kittens, the baby calves, petting the lead cow who was always in the first milking stantion, and watching as they'd milk all the cows each day. Grandpa passed before I came along.

Paternal grandparents - I was awfully small, maybe a toddler or up to 3 yrs. old, but I remember getting wafer cookies from Grandma as I'd come through the door, and a silver dollar from Grandpa.
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   Posted 8/2/2010 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Both my paternal grandparents and my maternal grandmother passed away long before I was ever born. My maternal grandfather was 80 years old when I was born, and lived with us until a year before he passed away at 97. He had said at the time when I was born that he didn't think that he would live to see me graduate from high school. However, he lived until a week after I graduated. He died of complications from a fall that had occured on the night of my graduation.

When I was a small child, he was in very good health, had a memory as sharp as a whip, and could still ambulate very well. He could even run a little bit! I can still remember him teaching me to fly kites and garden. He served as a built-in babysitter if my parents needed to go somewhere. Later, as a young teenager, the roles became reversed and I became one for him. When I was about 14, he lost his eyesight to glaucoma. When my parents needed to go somewhere, I would stay with him, guide him around the house, talk to him, and bring him things. My father died when I was 16, and at that time, my mother had to make the difficult decision of putting him into a nursing home. He had already fallen a couple of times, and, since we lived on a farm in a very isolated area, there would have been no one to help her if this happened when I was at school. At this point, his health seemed to deterioriate, and he just lived for about another year.
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