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Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 14 Feb 2013 19:02

Maybe if your parents and other older family members talked about your Grandfather thats why you can remember so much about him.

I have 3 photos of my Dad, 1 of my Nana I have seen one of my Granddad and a paper cutting only of my other Granddad and I would sell a kidney to see one of my Grandma, all 3 of the latter died before I was born, my Nana when I was 11 what a live wire she was :-D

I would sell both kidneys and a lung to see both sets of Grandparents wedding photos if there was any. :-D

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 14 Feb 2013 19:26

It wouldn't be much good to you, Hayley, what with no kidneys and one lung...tsk tsk :-(

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 14 Feb 2013 19:52

Would :-| Ive got eyes to see and will always always always have a big heart <3

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 14 Feb 2013 20:13

Until reading threads like this I never realised how lucky I was. I have more photos than I can count of both parents, quite a lot of both sets of grandparents and photos of six of my Great Grandparents. I have a golden wedding photo of my maternal grandparents, a silver wedding photo of my paternal grandparents and a wedding photo of my paternal grandparents and my parents.

I knew three of my grandparents, my paternal grandfather died the year before I was born. I have a very bad faded photo of me with my paternal Gt Grandmother but I don't remember her. :-)

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 14 Feb 2013 20:16

I had been trying to find my maternal grandmother for over 20yrs. My mum never knew her as she was given away at birth.and father unknown.
Cutting a very very long story short I received some photos of her albeit when she was elderly.and all the anger just melted away and I cried and cried .

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 14 Feb 2013 22:45

I searched for over thirty years to find my paternal grandparents,my Dad was given away at birth also Barb.

I did eventually find them together on the 1911 census and have since discovered grandmother's b. & d. and grandfather's birth ( still searching for date of his death).

Have never seen any photos. or likeness of either and I would be thrilled if I could. I live in hope
Mau

SueMaid

SueMaid Report 15 Feb 2013 03:05

A number of years ago I was contacted through GR by a second cousin - I was thrilled. We shared paternal great grandparents and he knew more information than me regarding dates of birth and death.

One day I opened an email and he had written "you probably have this photo but thought I'd send in on just in case". I downloaded it and just couldn't believe my eyes. It was a photo of our great grandparents with their very large family including my grandfather sitting on his father's knee. I cried everytime I looked at it and when I showed my brother he also cried. My father never got to see it :-(

FootieAngel

FootieAngel Report 15 Feb 2013 06:46

I think its partly through parents but I was almost 7 when my grandad left me he lived just around the corner it scares me that I can't remember his face. I was 4 when the uncle who lived with us passed away Iremember him ever so clearly has I do my great grandparents. Still waiting on a photo getting anxious now.