Do you have good memories with your grandmother?

Philippines
November 28, 2009 11:44pm CST
Since I was a child I have been closed to my grandmother who is the mother of my father.She used to tell stories especially about the childhood of my father, as well as their experiences during the World War.I was dearly loved by her.Through her, I appreciated more my father.Before,we used to sleep together, eat together and I used to go with her every time she and grandfather will go the farm.But when I grew up and needed to study in a university we separated ways.After my graduation in college, i had a chance to work to a place where I should travel for 8 hours.Since I was far from my hometown, I wasn't able to know that she passed away.It was a sad thing and very hurting to my part because I wasn't able to see her for the last time even during her burial.My mother said that they couldn't contact me that time.Many years had passed, yet, I still feel the love of my loving grandmother.She is still in my heart and I will honor and love her forever.How about you, do you have good memories with your grandmother?
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• China
29 Nov 09
I had a similar experience as you when i was a child under about 18 years old. Because my parents work in another city i have to live with my grandma. And that time just she and me at home. It can to say that i was her everything and she take very good care of me. She is just a kind woman who consider others' everything but little about herself. Also i heard many stories from her about my father and my grandpa who passed away very early, among which i like my grandpa's military careers most. He was once a commander. And now i miss my grandma very much. After i started my university life several years ago, i just have seen her couple of times. Usually i will chose to call her, but every time just some same greetings. I really miss her,now.
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
hi denincooL! Thank you for sharing your ideas.I am glad to know your wonderful experience and your good relationship with your beloved grandma.Just like you, I missed my grandma too. Have great week ahead!
• Indonesia
30 Nov 09
Hai bren I just say, I dont have memory at all with my granmother, even from mom or dad, because they die when I was very young, ( around 2 yrs ), so I dont have a memory at all. I just know they from picture and story from my mother or father.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
30 Nov 09
Hi Bren_yrra, My happy good and happy memories with my grandmother were those times when she asked all of us--grandchildren to gather around her for a storytelling session. It was fun. Another was when i graduated in college, she took charge of preparing the food to be served after the ceremony. My parents were with me then. So she took on the responsibility of being on top for the graduation party. that was so sweet of her. Another one was when i introduced my boyfriend, who's now my husband. She was there during the engagement luncheon moment. She was sharing some advices and we appreciated it so much! I missed my grandma, she's gone and is enjoying life in heaven.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
29 Nov 09
I never knew my mother's mother because she passed away when I was very young. I really don't know any thing about her. Mom never talked about her. I was pretty much raised by my father's mother and we were close at times. She really din't like girls but she was still good to me. She taught me so many things. I remember that she was very stubborn too. When I was 14 we hoed beets so I could have some school clothes money and she some extra spending money we had my aunt with us and it got to be over 100degrees but she wouldn't take a break even though we could see that the heat was getting to her. She had to prove to us that she could out work us. I loved her and don't know where I would have gone if it hadn't been for her and my grandfather.
@Jensie (120)
• China
29 Nov 09
My grandmother die before I was born so I dn't have any memories with her. Actually we dn't have any grandfathers or grandmothers in our family. I envy those who have them.
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@Wizzywig (7859)
29 Nov 09
My maternal grandmother was full of fun! Sadly she suffered a fatal stroke when I was only 6. I remember her helping me to dig a hole in the garden. We poured a bucket of water into it and she told me that, if I could get the next bucketful in before the first lot had soaked into the ground, it would never dry up and I would have a pond for ever. I ran backwards and forwards with those buckets of water until my little legs were exhausted and she helped - but we never made it in time.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
29 Nov 09
I have many fond memories of my late grandmother. She was my mother's mother. We were always very close. I was not as close to my father's mother. She didn't seem to want to be around children very much. All of my best grandmother memories come from my other grandmother. I still miss her very much.
@danitykane (3192)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
hi bren! you have really nice memories with your granny. My grandmother sings very well and she knows how to cook different kinds of dishes. I miss her a lot because she was so funny and likes to laugh! She's now in heaven. Really miss her.
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@weasel81 (2502)
• Australia
29 Nov 09
i hardly know my mums mum, she lived in scotland. i did get to see her a few times, i remember she was always generous with presents for us. she was really happy when i told her i was preg, with her first great grand child. it was her b'day, and i didn't do what mum said and tell my aunt then she could pass on the message. it made me happy. as for my dads mum, she's still alive. but lives an 8 hr drive away, and we're not close. never really had her around, my son has gotten more out of her present wise than what my bro and i did. but i do have good memories of them. so am happy with that.
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• United States
30 Nov 09
I was unfortunate, in the fact that I did not know any of my grandparents. I wish I had. I think you should cherish any moments you may remember.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
hello bren! its good to know that you are very close to your grandma and that she have taught you things and tell beautiful stories about your father and their life experiences...its just sad that you were not able to see her for the last time, but i know that she & her memories will remain in your heart... on my part, i also have many beautiful memories with my grandma (mom of my mom) although we are not always together coz she's working abroad that time, i am still very close to her, whenever she came home, she stays with us...and during those days, she really pampers me, not only me but all of us... she do everything to make us happy & comfortable. actually she's also the one who sends me to school till i finish college...she was very kind hearted and very nice to evryone...she will help anyone who needs her help as long as she can...to the point that some people (her relatives) took advantage on her kindness...but that's fine with her coz for her, she just want to help...if they return the favor she's thankful but if not, still fine with her... she have taught me many things about life and she has been my inspiration and my motivation in everything... its just sad that on December of 2004, she passed away due to cancer... it was really sad and a great loss for all of us in the family...we loss our pillar of strength, we loss our hero... its a heartache seeing her suffering from that disease, i know how painful it as for her, but she stays strong for all of us, she try not to show the pain that she's feeling...but even if she don't tell it to us...we feel it. what i am just happy about is that we were able to show her how much we love her and care for her on her last few days in this world...i am happy serving her no matter how difficult it was... i know that she passed away happily coz she saw how we her family love & appreciate her and she die at peace knowing that she will leave us having a good relationship with each other...just like what she wanted... it was years ago but i still feel the pain whenever i remember how cancer kills her... everytime i remember her, it always brings me some smile and some tears... my grandma is such an amazing woman...a good friend and the best grandma...
• United States
30 Nov 09
I have so many because my grandmother raised me. Unlike most people, I was raised by my grandmother because my father was not in the picture and my mother had to work. I have so many memories of her and that is because when wasn't she with me? My grandmother was pretty much my mother.
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
29 Nov 09
I have wonderful memories about my grandmother. My mothers mother used to live with us. She lived with us before I was born and she has lived with my parents untill she passed away. So basicly my whole life untill I was about 16 years old and then she passed away. She was like a second mother to me and I had a hard time dealing with the fact that she was gone. She allways said she hoped to life and see me get married, but unfortunatly that will never happen. I hope she can look down on my and still witness me and watch over me.