Were You Fortunate To Have Seen At Least One Of Your Great Grandparents Alive? S

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  1. ngureco profile image82
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Were You Fortunate To Have Seen At Least One Of Your Great Grandparents Alive? Share Your Memories.

    I Did Not See My Great Grandparents Alive.

  2. Mom Kat profile image78
    Mom Katposted 8 years ago

    My Great Grandpa Ira lived until I was 9.
    My Great Grandma Edith lived until I was 26 - she lived to see 2 of her great, great grand children.
    My Great Grandma Opal lived until I was 17.
    (old people run in my family)
    My children have 2 Great Grandmas alive on my side & a few Greats on their dad's side as well.
    5 Generation pictures are awesome.

  3. Sweetsusieg profile image84
    Sweetsusiegposted 8 years ago

    Yes, I was fortunate enough to have my Great Grandmother meet my son.  She passed away when he was 18 months old in 1983, I was 22.  I always thought it was fascinating that she was born in 1898.  When I was in girl scouts I had to write a letter to an 'old' person who had been in girl scouts.  I still have that letter.

    As she got older she used to confuse me and my brother, calling each of us by the others name, we just ignored it.  She meant well.  In her defense, his hair WAS longer than mine...  LOL

  4. davidseeger profile image60
    davidseegerposted 8 years ago

    Neither of my grandfathers lived to see all of their children grown. However, I did get to know my great-grand father and his second wife. It was like a trip back in time to listen to them talk about their old days.

  5. K. Burns Darling profile image83
    K. Burns Darlingposted 8 years ago

    At the time of my birth, I was fortunate to have three living grandparents and one set of great grandparents. My great-grandmother, whom I remember very well, was born in Kristiania, (which is Oslo) Norway on the 24th of March 1897, she came to the United States by herself in 1915 when she was only eighteen years old.  She met and married my great-grandfather, who was born here in the U.S. but was also of Norwegian descent,  in Chicago in 1917.  My great-grandfather passed away in July of 1967, just three months after I was born, but grandma Thora was an integral part of my life until her death in 1974, when I was seven.  She was my parents go-to babysitter, and so I spent a lot of time with her, and I have many fond memories of her.  She loved to garden, and she grew beautiful flowers, but her favorite flowers were gardenias and she floated them in bowls of water so that her house always smelled of them,  it must have made a huge impression on me, because they are also my favorite flower, and as a tribute to her, I carried a boquet of gardenia and white roses when I married my husband in 1992.  I also remember all of the stories that she used to tell me about her growing up in Norway, and how she would lapse into Norwegian when ever she got upset or excited.

  6. MarieAlice profile image63
    MarieAliceposted 8 years ago

    no, I was not that lucky... I only met my grandparents but never get to know my great grandparents....

  7. Dada_Phil profile image60
    Dada_Philposted 7 years ago

    Nope. But my daughter's great grandmother lived long enough. My daughter was just a little girl (perhaps 4yo) and wouldn't remember. My grandmother was much too old and wouldn't have had the presence of mind. But we did get the picture of the two. That pic is priceless of course.

    I think that I'm the only one who remembers or understands the sigificance. I gave my baby girl the same name as her grandamother as well as my grandmother (her great grand mother). I would realy love it if she passed the name on to her daugher as well. But to have 4 generations living at the same time? That's impressive in my books.


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