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View Poll Results: Who would you spend that extra day with?
Friend 10 7.63%
Lover 16 12.21%
Family 105 80.15%
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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My paternal grandmother. I have always missed Grandma and wished she could be with me. She died at age 75 when I was 13 years old in 1968. It just seemed that I had so much in common with her. I was lucky that she lived next door, but, I have so many questions I wish I could ask her and stories I am sure she had to tell.

The upside is that throughout my life, I have been eager to hear the stories of other "grandmas" that didn't have anyone to listen. Oh, gosh, I'm a grandma myself now.
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Booth Texas
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Not everyone gets the chance to say goodbye to their loved ones. My husband died in an accident so I never got any closure. I saw him in the morning before work and said goodbye like it was a regular day. I told him everyday that I loved him but I would give anything to have just one more day to hug him, kiss him, to tell him how much he means to me and to thank him for giving me 13 amazing years. One more day would accomplish a lot for me.
That does suck.


I miss my grandfather so bad because it wasn't expected but I took care of my father for 2 years while he died slowly and it didn't effect me in the way it did when his father died.


But yeah, that would suck to have no clue, you just say bye in the morning and surprise.


It would be real hard to break that news to the unsuspecting.
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Booth Texas
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My paternal grandmother. I have always missed Grandma and wished she could be with me. She died at age 75 when I was 13 years old in 1968. It just seemed that I had so much in common with her. I was lucky that she lived next door, but, I have so many questions I wish I could ask her and stories I am sure she had to tell.

The upside is that throughout my life, I have been eager to hear the stories of other "grandmas" that didn't have anyone to listen. Oh, gosh, I'm a grandma myself now.
Yea I feel sorry for people who have bad grandparents of deceased grandparents. I so loved my grandparents and they were super good people. I loved my father's father as much as I loved my father.
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:16 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I have never understood anyone wanting to hang on to someone enough to want them to have to come back to this world. Yes I miss them but they are hopefully in a better place and I hope to see them again some day. Live and let live.
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:20 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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my husband.
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Booth Texas
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My husband. Most definitely. After almost seven years, I still miss him desperately, and I am still deeply in love with him. We had 35 short years together. I always thought we'd be one of those couples who had a 50th wedding anniversary....

Sweet, I mean it is sweet to see love I guess.


My Mom remarried at 70 7 years ago and I love him like a father, I have never seen two people meant for each other like those two. 7 years they been married and they act like teenagers chasing each other around, I mean it is sickening lol.


You wouldn't believe it unless you seen it.


True love at 70, we should all be so lucky.


This is them singing at an old folks home, she has several gospel albums and he was putting her music for free in truck stops all over America and he just decided to call her up a year after his wife died and it was a year after my father died.


https://youtu.be/NtYFoRhQSTs
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Exeter, NH
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My precious Pom; my baby.
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Old 07-26-2016, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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It would be my maternal grandmother. We spent a lot of time together when I was young, so we were quite close. But now that I am of the age she was when we were hanging out, I would love to have her perspective on a lot of things. She was completely self-educated but exceptionally intelligent, well-informed, and wise. (She was reading a biography of Thomas Jefferson when she died, shortly before that she read Shogun.)

Every couple of days I think, "I'd love to know what Grandma would say about that."
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Old 07-26-2016, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I would like to see my father, I have only one memory of him as a child. Would my life have been different, was he a good man? Questions that will never be answered, he died in the war 1944.
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Old 07-26-2016, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Booth Texas
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I would like to see my father, I have only one memory of him as a child. Would my life have been different, was he a good man? Questions that will never be answered, he died in the war 1944.

Dang, I guess that would be an easy choice, I would say your life would have been much more different.
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