In Other Words, grandparent…

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Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word grandparent

I rang my dad just at midnight to tell him about his new grandson.

It wasn’t his first as a grandparent but he was alone, and I wanted to share my news after a very long night.

He saw his grandkids grow up and begin their own families and thrilled him a lot.

He had a certain magic for his grandchildren, and we often remarked how when they came around they flocked to his side.

To me, he was the perfect grandfather, and I wish I could be as he was.

 

Written for: https://patriciasplace.me/2017/09/13/in-other-words-grandparent/

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16 Responses to In Other Words, grandparent…

  1. Lyn says:

    Being a grandparent is the best!

  2. This is lovely, Michael. Nothing can replace grandparents in a child’s life.

  3. Lovely Michael. I am only a grandparent by proxy as all of my foster girls have become mothers now. 🙂

    • Michael says:

      If you are treated as a grandmother then you more than qualify I think….I had one of mine for dinner last night and he is as finnicky as his dad was at the same age, 4. Another is dropping by this afternoon.

      • Sadly I haven’t met any of them as my fostering days ended way back in 1987. I have great nephews and nieces I haven’t met either, and my great great nephew (my great niece’s son) will be four on Christmas day.

  4. Patricia says:

    Grandparents are important in our lives. I was young when my grandfathers died. Still, I remember them with smiles and a heart that beats because of them. Thanks for sharing your story.

  5. There is a bittersweetness here. You celebrate what was, even though he is now alone. You celebrate his magic, too, even though you use “was”. I love this. It took me to my Grampy. Thank you.
    Bygone
    Annie at ~McGuffy’s Reader~

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