Are you (were you ) close to you grandma ?

@weemam (13377)
February 19, 2007 11:28am CST
My granny had 10 of a family and we used to go every weekend and the grown ups would play cards ( for matches lol ) well into the small hours , As I grew older I used to go stay overnight with her , we had some great fun and I taught her a lot of things she couldn't understand as the world got more ( open as she called it)she died when she was 84 ( she had Alzheimer's) and she thought I was her youngest daughter ( my mum ) at the end , My granddaughters ( 12 and 17) are the same with me , they tel me secrets they can't tell Mum lol ( their words) I love this love and the closeness and the bond it brings , My youngest granddaughter now 12 was asking me a question about boys and when I told her what I thought she asked " how do you know all this Nanny" I laughed and said " I wasn't always 64 and I didn't always look like this either lol xx bless her
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• United States
22 Mar 08
I was very close to both of my grand mothers. My grand mother Johnson, and I used to travel alot together before she got to old and sick to go.
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@weemam (13377)
22 Mar 08
you sound as you are like me and have some beautiful memories of her , that is something no one can ever take away from you xx
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
19 Feb 07
Angle - angle with wings
Yes I was close to my grandmother, you see Weemam I was an adopted baby and one of my grandmother the closest one to me well I was renamed when my adoption came through her name was Katherine and so I was named Kathleen, after the song "I will take you home again Kathleen". My grandmother was a lovely woman she had 13 children altogether, and we used to sit on her bed as she was bedridden with sugar diabeties, and I always wondered why she picked me out of all her grandchildren to be the closest and when she passed away well I did not know as I was in high school but an angel came and told me that she had passed away I was so upset but knew that she was i a better place than here, I also found out that grandmother had been bought up by her grandmother and that was the reason she treated me so good.
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@weemam (13377)
19 Feb 07
Then you were specially chosen twice xx , It is such a lovely feeling to be loved so much kathy isn't it xxxx
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
21 Feb 07
Bless your granddaughter!! She comes up with the most adorably funny comments. I only knew one of my grandparents-my grandmother on my dad's side. And she was only in my life until I was in the first grade (when I was born, my parents were the same age as everyone else's grandparents...what my mom lovingly called her "oops"). I don't remember a whole lot about her, but I do remember that she let me comb her hair into the weirdest hairstyles, and she made the most awesome oatmeal. And she gave the best hugs and kisses, too.
@weemam (13377)
21 Feb 07
my granddaughter used to put hair rollers in my hubbys hair and he would just sit ther , I have some brill videos xx
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
21 Feb 07
Oh now that would be cute to see. LOL Such a good grandpa.
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@weemam (13377)
21 Feb 07
I wish I could show you too lol xx
• United States
19 Feb 07
I was very close to my "granny" I used to love to stay weekends at her house as it was so warm and loving, compared to the cold strict home where I lived with my father brother and mean housekeeper (as as my mother did not live with us) she, was very important to me. Then when I was 13 yrs old I went to live with her. These were the happiest years I had growing up. She is long gone but yet is still with me, remembering her advice (some old wives tales) which I still use today, 30 years later.
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@weemam (13377)
19 Feb 07
i have always said that those special memories are ours for life and nobody can take them away from us xxx
@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
27 Mar 08
I have many fond memories of all of my grandparents. Sadly they are all gone now. I can remember having to use the outhouse at my granny's place (great grandma). My grandma on dad side, aunts and uncles played poker for pennies. Grandma always won. She would have big yard sales and us kids always got nickels for helping her carry the stuff out. We would have big family get togethers with the other set of grandparents and I always loved that. Sometimes my grandma on moms side would babysit for us and we'd get to help her in the garden. Grandpa was a great fisherman and he'd tells us stories while he was cleaning the fish. I miss them all.
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@weemam (13377)
27 Mar 08
I bet you do pal , there is hardly a day gows by that I don't think about mine and she past away over 30 years ago , I still miss her , I was looking at pictures of her the other day and they made me cry xx
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
18 Mar 08
I am not close to my Grandma coz she lives miles away from us but i do care about her and i see her once in a while once in ayear and i always give her a warm hug.
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@weemam (13377)
18 Mar 08
This is what I meant by being close , Love her and cuddle her and share secrets xxx
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
27 Jan 08
Not at all.She was a cold woman with a controling character.She has never tried to catch my heart indeed.All my contacts with her were formal and it`s was the same when she came to live with us in her last years.My grandfather was an angel. I have never seen so good and tender person indeed.
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@weemam (13377)
27 Jan 08
I am so sorry you missed out with your Granny pal , But it sounds as if your grandfather made up for her xx
@vicky19810 (1601)
• China
26 Mar 07
yes,i am very closed to my grandma,and when i was born ,i lived with her untill i was at school.she loves me very much,and treated me very well.now ,i work in another city,and can not be back home to see her.but i will call her sometimes and tell her i missed her so much.
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@weemam (13377)
26 Mar 07
and she will love you for that too xx
@kritipen (4083)
• United States
24 Feb 07
Yes i was very close to my grandma especially on my faters side because she used to live with us. She used to tell us a lot of stories, never got mad on us, made us understand things very clearly, was not demanding and was also very understanding. While my parents were strict she was a very liberal one. Nonetheless she also disciplined us. She was very patient with me than any other elder i saw. I think when people become grandparents they are more understanding towards children.
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@weemam (13377)
24 Feb 07
THank you , Ithink it's because we have had a lot more experience of life by the time we become grandparents xx
@dublinda (135)
20 Feb 07
I am close to my Nanny, she is a wonderful woman and she hit the grand old age of 86yrs last week. She is still with it and know's what is going on around her and she has a great sense of humor and is usually up for a family night out when Im home in Dublin. At 35yrs old I am her eldest grandchild of which she has 30 and nearly 10 great-grandchildren.
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@weemam (13377)
20 Feb 07
it's so lovely to have that closeness pal isn't it xx
@Sweetpeas (739)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
Aaawwww thats beautiful hun You must be so proud of your family :). Im very close to my granmother as I was her only grand daughter growing up (Im an only child to my dad) and only lived around the corner. So i half stayed at my nans and half at my house to get away from my brother and sister hehe. She even used t pick me up from school and when i was older and went t work id go to her house everyday for lunch. I have a family now and dont live as close anymore to my nan but i speak to her on the phone all the time. I think grandmothers are like our Gaurdian Angels and your right I can tell mine anything and always have and could. Sigggghhhhh thankyou for bringing back such lovely memories for me :)
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@weemam (13377)
20 Feb 07
Thank you too my friend xxx
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I used to be very close to one of my grandmothers, my mother's mother. I used to spend a couple of weeks every summer with her up at her cabin in the woods. When we all moved to Florida we spent more time together because now she was only 10 minutes away. As I got older I would go to bingo with her or do other things. I even took her to Busch Gardens one year for her birthday. That was a treat for her because she hadn't been there since it opened and a lot had changed. About seven years ago we noticed she was having trouble with her memory. It slowly got worse. I was going over to her house to clean it and do her laundry, she could do it but she'd forget to. It was getting to the point where she wouldn't be able to live on her own anymore. She then fell and broke her hip. She'd never had anything major wrong with her before and this was hard for her. She never recovered from the surgery. A few days afterwards she passed away. It was rough and I do miss her but part of me is very glad that she never realized how bad her memory had gotten. She didn't have to be put in a home or anything like that. So in someways it was a blessing it happened when it did.
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@weemam (13377)
20 Feb 07
My parents both have Alzheimers so I know what you mean xx
• United States
19 Feb 07
no unfortunately my grandmother and I never got along. My mom & dad were going to have to move from Michigan to FLorida after a farm accident for his health. My mom was pregnant with me (my sister and brother were 9+ years older, so I probably was an accident anyway~ lol), and my grandmother tried to get my mother to have an abortion so they wouldn't be bothered by a new baby with the move and all. She never did like me I don't believe - never hugged me or did grandmotherly things. I kind of avoided her when she visited due to her behavior toward me. I hope that when my kids have kids I'll ge a good grandma :o) My mom is a great one I can tell you that!
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@weemam (13377)
20 Feb 07
and you will be too shady xxxx
• United States
19 Feb 07
My grandmother lives 10 minutes from me with my aunt. But they are not close to me at all. I was living in NY all my life. My family here met me 7 years ago. If I don't go see them I won't see them. I got tired of just begging for family love. So I stopped going by there. If I see her in a store she is nice and all. But it is not a close relationship at all. It is quite sad to say the least. I have 4 cousins being born this very year. From my mothers sisters kids. But so what they don't consider me family as I am my mother daughter. But if my mother comes to Miami everyone gets together like a big family. Fake love. :) It's so sweet to know your a loved grandma. Those days can't be replaced. I wish you so many more.
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@weemam (13377)
19 Feb 07
thank you so much , I am so sorry you havn't got the closeness with them ,but they are the ones who are missing out on your love too xx
@izathewzia (5141)
• Philippines
17 Feb 08
I don't have a grandma of whom I grew with. I known only one grandma in my entire life who were alive. But passed away few years now. I've never had a chance to be close to her because she lived in a far place and spoke with a different dialect. And she was too old then.
@forge_t (92)
• United States
14 Feb 08
really did love my granny we did most everything together she even showed me how to fix and make a tin foil kitchen for my play house now in todays world they have it the same color.
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@mskzalameda (4036)
• Philippines
24 Mar 07
sue i am! since i was a baby, my grandma had always took great care of me for my mother wasn't always around because she's working and so she gave me to my grandma on my father's side and now, i've been living still with my beloved grandma and i am loving her more each day rather than my true mother. i can't help myself because that's just the way it is, i grew with her and so my love only deserves her.
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@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
24 Mar 07
yes i was very close to my granny. she was my "second mom". and everytime i have to decide something, i think on her and what she would have done. she was a good teacher for me, without her i wouldnt be that person i am now. i was and still am very proud of her.
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
Nope i'm afraid i wasn't. My Grandma had 2 boys, her oldest being her favourite - therefor all his kids were her favourites & she has let it be known. Even though her only Grandson is my little brother, she doesn't even have the time for him. He was recently drafted to play in the professional league & what did Grandma do? She went to her favourite son's house - she never even congratulated him. Since having my own daughter, i have not let them have much of a relationship, i know it might sound harsh but my cousin is due to have a baby soon & so i know how it will go - that new Great Grandchild will get all the attention & my daughter will get nothing. I did this more so my daughter didn't get too attached only to be ignored when a Great Grandchild arrived from the favourite side of the family.
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• United States
21 Mar 07
I am close with my grandma. I don't tell her secrets but I talk to her alot. We even write letters back and forth to each other. She lives over 800 miles from me and it brightens my day to get a letter from my grandma.
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