Sunday, August 3, 2014

BES August Challenge - Day 3/100 Words on Saturday



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Today's Question:  

What would you say to the first person who broke your heart?


Now...who are you again? :p

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I first came across the Write Tribe during this year's Blogging from A to Z Challenge.  They are an active, amazing, caring bunch of bloggers.  You've probably seen the "Write Tribe Pro Blogger" button in my sidebar.  "100 Words on Saturday" is one of their initiatives and a chance to flex your creative and conciseness muscles.  Click the button above to join in!

This week's prompt is:  

"My grandmother/grandfather said..."

Sadly, I barely remember my 'blood' grandparents.  My maternal grandfather died before I was born.  I saw my maternal grandmother once, when she came to visit us from Switzerland.  I only remember seeing my paternal grandmother once, in passing on the road.  I knew my paternal grandfather best.  What I remember most about him was him comforting me one night he was babysitting and I had a bad dream.  I also remember my mother sending him $500 to travel out to my high school graduation (after my father had died) and him buying gasoline for the tank in his yard.

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  1. I was very close to my maternal grandparents but now they are no more. I miss them. Grandparents are a great blessing.

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  2. They are indeed, Kalpana. The missing them kind of never goes away, but it seems to hurt less with time. My father passed on 35 years ago, and I still miss him. :O(

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  3. I never met my paternal grand parents..But I was closest to my maternal grand parents, specially my grandmother...I miss her... :(

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  4. I have never met my paternal grandparents for they dies much before I was born..However I miss my maternal grandparents as I was close to them, more so with my maternal grandmother..I miss her... :(

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    1. Trying to enter this comment for the third time. Perhaps you have some good memories of your grandmother.

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  5. Such a poignant post! Grandparents are loving and such generous people, not in the material sense, but in the way that it matters. I think they grow a whole set of love organs just for the grandkids. It is adorable! Beautiful take on the prompt.

    Shailaja/The Moving Quill

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    1. Thank you Shailaja. I used to feel 'cheated' that I didn't get to spend (more) time with them. Then I learned to cherish the time I did have.

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  6. Sweet memories of baby sitting will always remain with you.That is the magic of grandparents.

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  7. Sweet memories of grand parents always remain with us.

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    1. Magic and memories. You are right, Usha. That's what grandparents are made of! :O)

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  8. That's true, the missing them part stays over the years.

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    1. Time has taken some of the sting of the worst losses away for me, Rajlakshmi. I hope it does for you too.

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  9. I have also lost both sides of my grandparents. I agree they are a blessing!

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Ruchira! :O)

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  10. I never met any of of my grandparents, I only know them through photographs. But I love my dad's aunt who is my granny :)

    Tina from The Sunny Side of Life

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    1. Ah, how wonderful, Tina! I never met any great-aunts or -uncles...that I can remember.

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  11. Oh grandparents are a blessing! They have so much of love and wisdom to share. Good to see you at the Write Tribe, LuAnn :)

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    1. Credit goes to A to Z for that, Shilpa. It introduced me to a whole wonderful group of bloggers from the other side of the world! :O)

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  12. Priceless memories. I miss my grand parents from Dad's side coz they died before I came to this world. Remember Grand mom from Mom's side and Dad's uncle who brought him up:)

    http://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/100-words-on-saturday-my-grand-mother-said/

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