The Gallery: Grandparents

by Hannah

I see this week it is open to choose whichever generation of grandparents you wish. I immediately thought of my own grandparents and knew this post had to be about them. I have posted pictures previously of them and this is a great opportunity to put a few pictures in one place as a memory page for my family and I.

As a few of you may know I lost my last remaining grandparent a few weeks ago and I feel very blessed to have had him around for so long. Somewhat hauntingly I have lost a grandparent every ten years. That’s life and I understand that, my Auntie made my Mum laugh by pointing out that they were next in line to fall off the apple tree! Sometimes you have to make light of what is sadly a fact of life.

Here are some pictures that I have in an album. I am regretful that I don’t really keep albums these days, especially ones of old photo’s. One day I will get round to properly buy ambien online from canada sorting them all out and printing off the vast amounts of photo’s stored on the computer.

With my maternal Nan

My paternal Nan

My paternal Nan will forever live on in my memories as being a super cool Nan. She never tired of playing tedious games with me and in her seventies she still loved the white knuckle rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. I am not sure I will be that cool, she was remarkable.

Both Nans with me

Maternal grandparents

All my grandparents with my very young parents

Unfortunately I never knew my paternal grandfather as I was too young to remember. The picture above is the only picture I have of him. I know as much that he certainly lives on in my Dad!
Finally here is my Grandpa meeting Beastie shortly after he born. He was so very happy to meet him and I will forever be thankful they got the chance to meet.

Maternal Grandpa

22 comments

Inside The Wendy House 6th July 2011 - 8:58 am

That's lovely. It's wonderful to have old photos of family…they are such precious reminders of all those special moments. x

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jfb57 6th July 2011 - 9:21 am

What a wonderful series of pictures. you have some wonderful memoires there!

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Catherine Holmes 6th July 2011 - 12:14 pm

So many lovely entries to the Gallery this week and very moving and yours was the first to make me cry and I don't know why exactly. Just something about how fast life goes and how memory-making is so important

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thisisus 6th July 2011 - 12:45 pm

I love old photos and the memories they bring us. Lovely post. Nat

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helloitsgemma 6th July 2011 - 1:23 pm

lovely photos and so true, I do wish I kept photo albums…. or even sorted out the photos from the computer!

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Jennypaulin 6th July 2011 - 1:30 pm

Aww whatva gorgeous and touching post telling us about your wonderful grandparents. Check your Nan out still riding the White knuckle rides in her 70's that's brilliant. Really lovely photos too x

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Mari 6th July 2011 - 2:07 pm

The White KNuckles ride in her 70's? That is one cool nan, I don't go in for any of that anymore as it makes me feel so ill.
We must all set a date in the calendar to spend time on old photos, it should be made law

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Mummyandthebeastie 6th July 2011 - 2:13 pm

I know, seems hard to believe now but she liked them, even my Dad bailed out more than her. I am getting wimpier the older I get!

I agree, I need a whole day to order prints and sit down and compile albums 🙂

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Mummyandthebeastie 6th July 2011 - 2:14 pm

Ah thank you. Hardcore Nan eh, it's lovely being young at heart 🙂 x

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Mummyandthebeastie 6th July 2011 - 2:14 pm

I hope you back up your photo's too! 🙂

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Mummyandthebeastie 6th July 2011 - 2:15 pm

Sorry to make you cry! it does make you realise how time runs away with us…x

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Mummyandthebeastie 6th July 2011 - 2:16 pm

Thank you 🙂

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Mummyandthebeastie 6th July 2011 - 2:16 pm

Thanks again for the RT 🙂 x

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Mummyandthebeastie 6th July 2011 - 2:16 pm

Where would we be without our photo's? x

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mummydaddyme 6th July 2011 - 3:09 pm

Ahhh your post made me get tears in my eyes, I have held it together pretty well this week but your one got me. What lovely photos. Your Nan does sound super cool, I am sure I am going to be like that! 😉

By the way, nice haircut you had as a little un! hehe! x

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Mummyandthebeastie 6th July 2011 - 3:21 pm

You soppy thing! and my hair was playing catch up you know…when most girls had pigtails mine wasn't long enough because I was bald for so long! 🙂 x

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mummy 6th July 2011 - 3:44 pm

Oh those 70's hairstyles – they could have been my family! Lovely blog by the way

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Mummyandthebeastie 6th July 2011 - 5:38 pm

Weren't they great? he he. Thank you 🙂

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SAHMlovingit 6th July 2011 - 7:38 pm

Lovely post and photos and you are so lucky your Grandpa got to meet Beastie. It's one thing I feel sad about that none of my Grandparents got to meet Mini Cheddar 🙁 xx

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The Boy and Me 6th July 2011 - 9:34 pm

I really would have loved for The Boy to meet my Nan and Bampi, they'd have loved him.

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Would like to be a yummy mummy 7th July 2011 - 9:50 am

What a super cool Nan! Gorgeous photos too, especially the one of your Grandpa with Beastie. Brought tears to my eyes xx

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NewMumOnline 8th July 2011 - 10:32 am

I don't think I knew that you lost a Grandparent a few weeks ago. Sorry honey xxx

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