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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Those We Miss #31Days

Today’s topic is a bit sad, and I apologize in advance. I think it’s important to acknowledge those family members who we have lost. Did you ever meet your great-grandparents? Have your children met their great-grandparents? Are there other family members who died young that you want your children to know about?

Personally, I was born after all of my great-grandparents had passed away. My maternal grandfather also passed away before I was born. My paternal grandfather died when I was 7. I have memories of him and I have a wonderful photo of him with me when I was around 2 years old. My two older children met my paternal grandmother, who passed away just a few years ago. All 3 of my kids have met my maternal grandmother, who lives in Arizona. 

Feel free to tell me about those people that you miss in the comments or by leaving a link to your post!

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7 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

I actually did get to meet and know my great-grandfather. He loved to be 103 years old and I was 13 years old when he passed away. In fact, he had all his senses pretty much right up until the end and it was his body that eventually broke down and gave out. But I was blessed to know him, plus 3 out of my 4 grandparents (my dad's mom had a massive heart attack and passed on when I was 18 months old) well into my early twenties, when my grandfathers passed away a year apart in my early twenties. And my grandmother didn't pas away until I was 32 years old and Emma was just about 6 months old. So, she got to meet my older daughter. So, truly got to know so many that where older then me and am just thankful for that!

Dara said...

that is great. I am appreciative of my two grandmothers who met my kids too!

Dara said...

I'm glad it wasn't depressing for you!

Dara said...

wow, amazing!

joymhbailey said...

No greats, and really only two of the grands.

http://joyinthemorning-joy.blogspot.com/2013/10/day-9-those-we-miss.html

Leslie said...

I met two of my great grandparents, in fact my great grandmother is still alive. I think it's neat that Violet has a great great grandmother.

Dara said...

that is the coolest thing ever.