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Dad was right #6494201
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Growing up I had 9 Grandparents. 4 Grandparents and 5 Great-grandparents. I’d walk in the house and dad would ask “what you been doing”. I’d say, “Gramps took me to the first dam fishing this morning, or Granny and I went and checked on GGP Guy and GGM Mary, or Grandpa ask me to go check the pasture cattle out south this morning”. Almost every time dad would look me in the eye and say “son you are a very lucky young man. Don’t take your grandparents for granted, cherish every moment”. All my grandparents were good, God-fearing men and women. Not saints, Just good Christian people. I’ve posted before about one of my grandmas giving me the what for after she heard me say Dang-it under my breath.

My grandpas where tough, hard working men. Papa was in WWII. He worked at 3M, had 500 bee hives, and a RC airplane hobby shop. The others were sheep ranchers, farmers, and carpenters. They all enjoyed the outdoors. Papa and Gramps especially loved to fish. When fishing with Gramps it was cane poles only, no Zebcos allowed. They all gave me my love for the outdoors, my work ethic, my love for God, and my respect for women.

My grandmothers were true ladies. All very talented women. They were housewives, one was a seamstress. She made some of the most beautiful wedding dresses I have ever seen. Cooking a meal for 30 guys day after day during harvest, making a quilt for the newest grand kid, or paying the farm bills. They could do it all. The thing that impresses me most about these women. Was their devotion to their husbands. It’s not PC in this day to say it, but it seemed that their main purpose in life was to make sure their husbands had everything they needed. If Papa was on early shift at 3M at 5. Grandma was up at 3:30 laying his cloths out, packing his lunch, and had his breakfast ready when he got up. They taught me compassion, humility, and showed me through there actions how to truly serve others.

Dad was right. I was a very lucky and blessed man. I’m so grateful for the time I was able to spend with each one of them. I was given 43 years of grandparents, but all things must come to an end. Grandma was the last one and passed last thursday. If you have grandparents don’t take them for granted and cherish every moment. If you have a story about your grandparents I'd love to hear it.


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Re: Dad was right [Re: Pawnee] #6494225
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I only have one grandma left. She lives 12 hrs away from me so I don't see her too often.

Re: Dad was right [Re: Pawnee] #6494242
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Same holds true for your parents.My parents and my wifes parents have all passed.Would have loved for them to have gotten to see their great grand kids.


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Re: Dad was right [Re: Pawnee] #6494251
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All but one of my grandparents lived to be in their mid to late 80’s in good health, Great grandmothers too ! I was pretty young when great grandparents passed but was able to spend a lot of time with my grandparents. Now when my grandkids are at the house I try and keep it as enjoyable as it was for me as a kid. My 7 year old grandson found his first shed antler yesterday with a little help from grandma ( she always sees them before I do ) and I’m sure he will always remember that. Just as I remember all the good times with my grandparents.

Re: Dad was right [Re: Pawnee] #6494258
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Originally Posted by Pawnee


My grandmothers were true ladies. All very talented women. They were housewives, one was a seamstress. She made some of the most beautiful wedding dresses I have ever seen. Cooking a meal for 30 guys day after day during harvest, making a quilt for the newest grand kid, or paying the farm bills. They could do it all. The thing that impresses me most about these women. Was their devotion to their husbands. It’s not PC in this day to say it, but it seemed that their main purpose in life was to make sure their husbands had everything they needed. If Papa was on early shift at 3M at 5. Grandma was up at 3:30 laying his cloths out, packing his lunch, and had his breakfast ready when he got up. They taught me compassion, humility, and showed me through there actions how to truly serve others.



Sounds like my paternal grandparents. They weren't perfect but they took their jobs as husband and wife very seriously. Hard to find people like that anymore. Too much selfishness.
Now if only 1 spouse is working the other is taken back if they're asked to help the other get going. -"Why should I get up early and make you anything? ?? Do yourself, I'm busy sleeping."

Re: Dad was right [Re: Pawnee] #6494278
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just being around the grandparents places was something i always looked forward to.always an adventure and something to do.never heard me say i was bored,cause they would find something for you to do.now at 50 i've lost them all including my parents but just came back in from working on the old pasture.they may be gone but definately not forgotten.every day i have a memory or 2 of one of them and now i smile and keep goin.was tuff for a while but i realize i will see them again and don't wanna get a switch for letting things go to crap.quite a motivator.


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Re: Dad was right [Re: Pawnee] #6494404
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My grandparents on both sides of the family were gone before I was born. My children had a blessing that I never knew & they were wise enough to cherish those extra years of being with them. Now that they are gone they tell me how special it was that my wife & I made sure they lived so close to them.



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Agree!


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Re: Dad was right [Re: Pawnee] #6494415
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Pawnee Great post .It is so very true .The close knit families of years going by are how people lived in a different time .And the simple life style served many families very well Today it is a want it all and I want it right now.

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You've got good DNA. Keep it going.

Re: Dad was right [Re: Pawnee] #6494461
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You're a lucky guy. I'm sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this time
Lost my grandparents when I was young.

You're right the woman is/was the helper of husband. I got to see that part with my parents. Mom was always ready to help my pops it didn't matter what or where it was. It could be from building the house or irrigating, tending our field in 100°+ or anywhere else. My pops always helped my mom as best as he could.
It's sad to see these days where each spouse is focused either on their own things or on the kids. The spouse is priority after God and before the kids. Yet we wonder why divorce is so rampant.

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Only had two grandparents left when I was born. I was a young man when my last grandmother passed. She stayed with us up until my folks physically couldn't care for her (dad had parkinsons and already in his 70's). Then dad went into the facility everyday to spoon feed her.

The thing I learned from my folks is that we take care of our own. I took my turn with my siblings staying over and caring for my grandma when she needed total care. Helped her bath, clothed her, wiped her hiney....everything.

My mom and dad did one great thing for all of us. They wrote a book about their lives and told all the stories that they remembered from their growing up and about their parents. It is a treasure for all of us six kids. They made copies of the book and gave it to all their kids and all their grandkids.

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Re: Dad was right [Re: Pawnee] #6494506
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What a great treasure that book must be.

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Originally Posted by w side rd 151
What a great treasure that book must be.


I agree. A true treasure!

Thanks adam much appreciated


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well my dads mother died when he was 3 so never met her and his dad died when I was 7 so all I remember of him Is him in nursing home . on my moms side we would get together every holiday they had a farm an they had 9 kids ,my aunts, an uncles ,life was great out there all us cousin would play in hay barn an have fun in summer time we would go there an stay an help on the farm ,one time cousin al an I pick 37 bushes of beans for market an they sold all of them ,they would take us fishing ,an picking blueberry ,

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People who question God when bad things happen to loved ones with words like, if there is a God why does he allow such bad things as death or crippling diseases to happen. It is through the bad things that happen in families & communities that we learn empathy, compassion, unselfishness & how to go the extra mile for love. Maybe that is the real lesson of life that God needs us to learn before we pass through Heaven's Gate. I am sure it is.



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Originally Posted by Mira Trapper
My grandparents on both sides of the family were gone before I was born. My children had a blessing that I never knew & they were wise enough to cherish those extra years of being with them. Now that they are gone they tell me how special it was that my wife & I made sure they lived so close to them.


My kids have it pretty good. 1 mile north to my wife’s parents and 1 mile south to mine. One of my mentors has worked for us for 39 years. He always told me growing up. Stay close to home, but stay far enough away that your parents can’t see if your garage door is up or down. Lol


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My two sons never had the joy of having a grandfather my Dad died at age 47 and my wife lost her Dad at age 40 both men were great people they missed a great joy.


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had a grandmother and she passed when I was 3 as was the custom in those days she took care of the kids while Mom and Dad took care of the farm I was the last When she had a stroke in 1957 she was taken care of at home. She couldn't talk or move much but I played cards with her putting them in her hand. Don't remember the game but my Dad told me years later he was always amazed that I knew which card she wanted me to play Also remember playing dolls with her wrapping them in a brown towel


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One of the reasons I bothered to mention and take a picture of that book is hopefully some of you will be inspired to write down your own story to hand down to your kids and grandkids. Generations to come will benefit to know more about the lives of those that passed before they had a chance to know them.

Think about it.


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