Loss of Grandparent
Nothing takes me down memory lane quite like thinking of my grandparents. The loss of grandparents is something we are likely to all face at some point. How close you were to your grandparent will greatly affect your grief when they die.
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My favorite way to commemorate my grandparents is through memory books. I was fortunate enough to be able to create several memory books of my grandparents’ childhood stories told directly by my grandparents.
However, if they have already died, you can still get a lot of their stories in a book through the memories other people have of them. The great thing about memory books is that they preserve family stories for many generations. And nowadays with digital printing, you can have a beautiful book made within a few hours. You can get the stories of others by creating a tribute below and emailing it or posting it to Facebook. Ask your friends and family to post their stories. Then simply cut and paste into you memory book software.
You can also join Memory-Of.com, the worlds largest community of online memorials to create a comprehensive online memorial. They will allow you to post video, music and many photos and stories. By far the most wonderful feature of "Memory Of" is the ability to easily turn the memorial site into a memory book.
Loss of Grandparent Tributes:
Below is a form for you to use to create a tribute to the memory of your grandparent. Or read other readers tributes and add comments to those with which you resonate.
Looking for Ideas for Tributes?
One of the best tributes I have listened to was written by my uncle at the death of his dad, my grandfather. My grandfather was a farmer and my uncle used the working of the soil, planting, harvesting, and feeding of livestock as metaphors for how my grandfather related to people in life. Metaphors create beautiful pictures with words and help people understand something in a deeper way. So consider using a metaphor as part of your tribute.
- Read the tributes of others.
- Tell something of your grandparent’s story.
- Reflect on some of the things you learned from your grandparent.
- Think about the best times you had with your grandparent.
- Tell about how your grandparent related to others.
- Write a letter to your grandparent about the things you would love to say to him or her if they were still here with you
Would you like to share a tribute to your grandparent?
Do you have special memories or stories you would like to share?
What Other Visitors Have Said
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Elva Sue Bell
I lost my grandmother on the 12th of April and the loss still hasn't kicked in, i keep thinking of things i want to tell you and then i remember again. …
IT WAS TIME TO SAY GOOD BYE
When my grandma died I was like way i felt my heart broken into piece. My mom told don't worry she is in a better place now. My grandma was good one but …
Ever since I can remember I have been your little doll in a box. From the time I started School, Got married and had my own children, I have been your …
June Canady ~My Amazing Grandmother~
June Canaday passed away June 15, 2001. She was adored by her family in ways I could never explain. Unselfishness, loyalty, love, and stability all describe …
It will not take very long
To write how much we miss you
But it will take the rest of our lives
To forget the way we lost you.
Softly the …
Best friend of Granddaughter
Tessa, I remember my first Christmas without my favorite grandfather. I know what you are going through, and I want you to know how available I am for …
To My wounderful Grandad
TO My Grandad
We all miss you.
Happy Memorys live on in our minds
Its been 12 years since you went from us and the pain loosing you so much that …
to my grandfater
Prof Benjamin Engelbrecht is op 18 Oktober 2012 in sy huis op die plaas
Bokkop in die distrik van Zeerust oorlede.
Prof Ben Engelbrecht is op 25 …
Mrs Joyce Marian Barker
Edwin Palmer, died May 31st 1916 aboard the Queen Mary when she exploded and sank during the Battle of Jutland. He was an Officer's cook/steward, and as …
Happy you're not suffering
Nana, i Know, its hard to believe, I'm now sixteen! It feels like just yesterday you were fixing my hair and untangling my bathing suit and picking out …
HEATHER SCRODER WAS MY NAN
A Golden heart stopped beating
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove us
he only takes the best
It's been an honour …
Grammy, its been 4 months since you passed away. I think about you every day. You were taken from our family unexpectedly and it's been rough, I've cried …
moya duscha part 1
He was 89, a month short of his 90th year. Six foot tall with broad shoulders, still a strapping figure after all these years. On e could not look at " …
Lilly Mary Taylor Steckly
My grandma was the fairest person I have ever known. Not fair in just in beauty but in judgment. She was not afraid to speak her mind but she always …
Royden Shantz 1918-2009
Royden is remembered as husband, dad, grandpa, and great grandpa. He will be missed by many. He was granted a long and fruitful life. He passed on many …
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