GRANDPARENTS AND GRAND-KIDS


Taking two of my oldest grandsons fishing this morning.   Its something we can do together and I can still keep up.   It’s important to spend time with your grandchildren, family.   I wish when I was younger, I had spent more time with mine, and ask the right questions, lots of questions.   As an example, I was speaking with my great-grandfather, from my father’s side, when I was a teenager.   He lived on a farm in Illinois.   He told me about the time Jesse James and the James’ Gang were passing through, returning to Missouri from Minnesota.  He spoke about hiding his horses when they heard the gang would be coming close by.   He talked about how tense it was, until they knew they had passed.

Grand-kids can learn a lot from their grandparents, but you have to spend time together.  All will benefit.  I wish I had lived closer to my grandparents and spent more time with them.   I did go fishing with my grandpa.   Just passing on the family tradition.

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11 thoughts on “GRANDPARENTS AND GRAND-KIDS”

  1. THERE WAS A TIME IN AMERICAN CULTURE, WHERE ALL GENERATIONS LIVED IN THE SAME HOME. IT IS FORTUNATE TO HAVE GRANDPARENTS, I WAS ONLY ABLE TO KNOW ONE OF MY GRANDPARENTS, AS THE OTHERS WERE DECEASED BEFORE I WAS BORN. TWO GRANDPARENTS CAME FROM POLAND, AND THE OTHER TWO WERE SOUTHERN FOLK FROM GEORGIA (USA). I DID COME FROM A MIXTURE OF WORLDS. ONE OF MY GRANDPARENTS, WAS A WHEAT FARMER HERE IN GEORGIA.

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  2. You are so blessed! Our grandchildren (5 of them) belong to 2 sons of which one is in the Army and the other in the Navy. We live in Arkansas and we are lucky to get to see ours one time every year or every other year. Depressing. ENJOY THEM for all of us who cannot see ours!

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    1. Just so happens, the two grandsons I fished with today, for the first 81/2 years of their lives, their dad (my son) also served in the Army. They were either in GA or HI (when my son wasn’t in Afghanastan or Iraq. So, I have been there too. I know how you feel. Someday that, hopefully will change for you. I have 6 Grandchildren, one 4 hours away, the others 20-40 min. away. I definitely intend to take advantage.

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  3. Always great to spend time with grandchildren. There is a wisdom imparted, being a grandparent, and when the little ones ask how I know things, I tell them that I learned it in “Grandpa School”. Their reactions are priceless.
    I have been teaching my two grandsons how to make Flemish hand laid strings for their bows. Archery is now their shtick. I want the two to go to hunter safety courses as they are of age to hunt with me but, my daughter does not want them learning to hunt. I was their age. Later on in life, I also worked in a slaughterhouse for a year. Making meat is something that people lost their skills at.
    I also want those two monkeys to get back here, so that I can recoup $40.00 from the last poker game.

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    1. Love it! And, your daughter is probably only encouraging them to take up hunting against her wishes by being defiant. They’ll do what they want when they are old enough anyway. Forty bucks should be easy to get back!! 🙂

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      1. The big guy wants to be with me on a hunt with a rifle. The younger guy shrugs his shoulders.
        Next time I will be ready for them and watch for signalling or a marked deck.

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