Favorite Grandparent Stories

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  1. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    My parents became grandparents when my teen-age little brother and his teen wife brought a child into the world. Initial disappointment in an unplanned pregnancy gave way to family-wide joy with the infancy of a beautiful, happy, precocious little girl. The child came to my parents house almost every weekend while the teen parents did teen age activities. However one weekend the child didn't show. My mother, mad as hell, saw my little brother drive by, got in her Cadillac, pulled him over and demanded to know what was up....

    Shaken ... he said, "Mom... we can't leave her with you ... you just won't discipline her."

    Still enraged my mother promised: "If that little girl EVER does anything wrong, I WILL discipline her."
     
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  2. WillUSAF

    WillUSAF 500+ Posts

    My favorite grandparent story takes place June 23, 2019.....that is the day MY beautiful granddaughter (my 1st) came into our lives

    I looked at my daughter and said, "Well you know what this means right?" she replied, "what dad?" I said "You used to be my favorite, your not anymore...."
     
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  3. Dionysus

    Dionysus Admin Admin

    My mom told me something similar when we had our first. She said you’re no longer my son, you’re just the dad to my granddaughter now. I’m good with that. :smile1:
     
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  4. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 2,500+ Posts

    99 Year Old Grandma: You got a girlfriend Iatrogenic?
    Iatrogenic: Not currently, Grandma
    Grandma: Well, get you one that has a job!
     
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  5. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 10,000+ Posts

    None of our kids have blessed my wife and I with a grandchild. So, I took matters into my own hands and made my own. I have a daughter who turned 9 years old in September. (I'm 67 and my wife is 42, now)
     
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  6. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    Dude!
     
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  7. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Joe,

    My original quote about grandchildren

    "Grandchildren are God's gift to us for not killing our kids when they were that age"
     
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  8. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    My grandfather was born in 1902. He told us the first time he saw a car was around 1915 when he was playing with friends by an old country road. He went over to a tree broke off a switch and started whipping himself. His friends ran over asking him what was going on. He said that he was so upset he wasn't in that car he didn't know what else to do but whip himself.
     
  9. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Man, I couldn't do that. With grandkids you can give them back and go home for the night. I don't have the energy to keep up with a 9 year old full time these days. I'm a bit jealous you have that stamina. Good for you!
     
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  10. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 1,000+ Posts

    My wife's 37yo son (not mine) is living with us. Single parent of a perfect 4 yr old girl (MY grand daughter). She's hard on us seniors but we wouldn't trade her for anything.

    If I could just find a way to get rid of her daddy....
     
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  11. Dionysus

    Dionysus Admin Admin

    Not a story but a recent photo of my grandsons I can’t help but post here.

    3.5 year old and his 4 month old brother. My heart!

    Carter-Lukka-1.jpg
     
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  12. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Really, Dion!

    You don't warn anyone, and now a huge number of posters have their allergies acting up. A little decorum please. (1) A warning; (2) a free sampling of Kleenex.

    Great photo, Boss
     
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  13. DrRad

    DrRad 250+ Posts

    About 1920 my grandparents moved from Washington state to the LA area. They were looking at some land to operate a trailer park and had settled on one of two properties. They did not pick one because grandmother didn’t like walking up the hill. Turns out it was Signal Hill!

    Long Beach Oil Field - Wikipedia
     
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