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Did you spend a lot of time with your grandparents while growing up?

Response Percent Votes
They were around often
 
64% 549
Only on holidays and vacations
 
23% 205
I didn’t get the chance to know them
 
12% 103
Total 857

Comments

Pywacket 3 years, 4 months ago

I could check all three responses. Never had a chance to know either grandfather, as they died when I was small. Spent a lot of time with my maternal grandmother, as she lived in the same town as we did. Only got to see my paternal grandma (and step-grandpa) when they could come and see us from California. They still managed to be a loving, supportive, and wonderful presence in my life.

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rlsd 3 years, 4 months ago

They were all gone before 5th grade so I only remember one. But I had an adopted one that was wonderful. My cousin's Grandma.

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Christine Anderson 3 years, 4 months ago

My maternal grandma and paternal grandfather werw an intergral part of my life. One of the other two died long before I was born, and the other when I was two months old. The two grandparents I knew were gold to me; wouldn't have traded them for the world.

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none2 3 years, 4 months ago

This poll is somewhat incomplete. They should have also added the ability to also ask if your grandparents were your primary care takers and/or lived with you. It is more common than you might think. For some it may have been just a portion of your childhood, for others, it could have been their for their entire childhood.

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Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 4 months ago

I wish I had discussed my very serious problem that occured January 19, 1986 with them back when it was still possible.

Today, I can only wonder what their reaction would have been.

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Tammy Copp-Barta 3 years, 4 months ago

And I miss them so much every day. They were such wonderful people ...

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