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    Default Have your children met your Grandparents or Vice versa

    I am due in March just after my mother's 70th Birthday, Bubbas first big trip will be to meet my Grandmother. She is 101 and in a nursing home but I just want that 4 generations photo and to know that while neither of them will remember it They will have met .

    Being that I am the youngest child of the second youngest child (and the youngest grandchild also last to Become a parent save my spinster sister) and we have a line of late breeders I was starting to think I would have a child meet my grand mother.. all my other grand parents passed before I was 20.

    It got me wondering . how many of your met your great grand parents, or how many of you have been able to introduce your child to their great grand parents? How old was your grand parent at the time?

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    I met my great grandfather as a young child. I have no idea how old he was. I think he live to 90 something.

    My kids won't meet theirs. My fathers parents died before i was even born. My mothers parents wanted nothing to do with their grand kids so unlikely that they would have wanted to meet their great grand kinds. I know my grandmother has since died anyway and not sure about my grandfather.

    We aren't a really family orientated family so no big deal for us i spose.

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    Only my eldest when she was a baby. She met my grandparents. Sadly none of my children have met my husband mother (their grandma) she died 5 days before our wedding. My dd1 is named after her.

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    No haven't met my great grand parents. My bub will get to meet 2 of his great grand mothers both on DH side. They are quite young too so I think he will get to even know and remember them :-)

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    Not even close, mine have all been dead for 10+ years and we're only due with bub#1 in July this year.

    My mum was 32 when she had me, and I'm 31 now....I can't believe in the other thread that someone's grandmother was only 68... That's only a few years older than my mum!

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    Yep DS and I regularly visit my grandma.

    On DH's side DS even has met his great great grandmother (DH great grandmother) they had their babies at around 18 on that side of the family. I'm trying to get DH to do a generations photo for that side but he hasn't as yet. 5 generations would be amazing to capture.

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    I met my great great grandmother when I was born and have a photo of 5 generations of women. It's my favourite photo ever... she passed later that year.

    One great grandmother passed when I was about 13 and the other only passed late last year at age 100. I'm so glad I got to know them as an adult
    My great grandfathers all passed before I was born.

    My baby will know his/her great grandmother on my mums side and great grandfather on DP's dads side and I'm very excited to still have 4 generations.

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    My paternal grandmother is my only living grandparent, but I don't have anything to do with her as there was a family fall out when I was 4 or 5 and I've chosen not to have her in my life as she was really horrible to my dad at the time and she's never had that grandmotherly warmth about her anyway. My dad still visits her every couple of months and he's taken my niece and nephew to meet her as she asked him to, and if she wants to meet my baby too I'm fine with my dad taking her but I won't be going.

    Hubby has his maternal grandmother and both paternal grandparents still around, and they're quite young (in their mid to late 70's) so I'm hoping bub will have them in her life for quite a while, even though the paternal ones live a few hours away.

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    DS has met all my grandparents, except mums mum who passed 10ish years ago.

    My remaining grandparents are in their late 70s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellyfishie View Post
    Not even close, mine have all been dead for 10+ years and we're only due with bub#1 in July this year.

    My mum was 32 when she had me, and I'm 31 now....I can't believe in the other thread that someone's grandmother was only 68... That's only a few years older than my mum!
    That's younger then my mother. I have a friend who is 9 months older then my and her grand mother is 68.. her great grand mother had recently passed at 89. She was the first generating in many years where the oldest grand child (her) hadn't become a parent by 21


 

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