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Being foolish in our family pool

Being foolish in our family pool

My Belgium grandfather being foolish in our family pool, pretending to be a shark and scaring my sister and I.

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We thought he would get better

We thought he would get better

My mom getting a phone call one evening. Two days later, she is on the plane to China. We thought he would get better, but another two days later my grandpa had passed away.

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We talk about them as if they were alive

We talk about them as if they were alive

In Jewish Culture when a person passes away we say they live in their descendants. My Bubbie & Zadie past away very close together when I was 9. I’m 22 now. We often forget to light their yahrzeit candles. It has been so long since I visited

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A small fragment of my life

A small fragment of my life

Absence – of emotion. Distance had led to my grandparents being only a small fragment of my life. It seemed unjust.

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He fulfilled his wish and passed away at home

He fulfilled his wish and passed away at home

My grandfather. He was a silent, kind, loving man. He looked after all children & grand-children with a very humble, quiet demeanor. I’m glad that he fulfilled his wish of passing away at home. I’m sorry I missed saying goodbye by one hour. He has left a

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I still have your voice in my head

I still have your voice in my head

My grandfather. I lost him 2 years ago. I want to say thanks that you called me one day before you died and talked to me. I could not be with you and take your hands at that day because of the distance, but I still have your

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He didn’t recognize me when I saw him

He didn’t recognize me when I saw him

The last time I saw my grandpa. It was about a year before he passed away. He lived in Hong Kong at the time. Staying at a senior home. I was visiting him with my parents, having come all the way from Toronto. He had dementia. He

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