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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.


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 :-(


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


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 .


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. :-)

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


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 19:02

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


FootieAngel Report 14 Feb 2013 17:41

Thank you GR for reinstating my OP and thank you all for positive comments and yes budgie i think you are right x

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 14 Feb 2013 17:32

It seems pretty obvious to me that the OP was reported, not because of the content but because of "who" posted it. :-|
And I dont believe I am the only one that suspects this is the case also. ;-)


Cynthia Report 14 Feb 2013 17:29

It's often been said that anyone who reports a posting should have the courage to say WHY they did so.

I admire those who have strong enough to say that something has offended their sensibilities but, unfortunately, there are so many reports these days, that it looks as though there is a mischief maker around. A mischief maker without a backbone.

Exactly what pleasure they get out of it is beyond many of us - unless they just like causing trouble of course.

There are some postings which occasionally make my RR finger itch, but I haven't given in to the temptation for over 3 years :-D


PollyinBrum Report 14 Feb 2013 17:00

KenSE, I can understand that and agree that these personal comments should be removed. However some of the RRs have not been personal or defamatory just someone wanting to control the threads. If the person RRing is really so upset, shocked or annoyed they should be honest enough to say what they intend to do, it seems rather cowardly to me to do this anonymously. I really don't know the answer but it certainly seems to cause ructions on here


KenSE Report 14 Feb 2013 16:51

It may not seem democratic Paula, but if someone posted personal or defamatory things about you, you would want it removed immediately and not have to wait for a majority to agree to its removal.


PollyinBrum Report 14 Feb 2013 16:42

Thank you Ann. That does not seem very democratic to me. :-S


AnnCardiff Report 14 Feb 2013 16:39

the minute you report a post Paula it disappears instantly


AnninGlos Report 14 Feb 2013 15:57

Good to see the OP reinstated.

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 14 Feb 2013 15:56

Good to see that your OP is back.

My Grandmother Martha died of TB when Mum was 3, it was not until she was in her 70's that a relative of her mother's found a photo of a young Martha. It was treasured by my Mum.


Porkie_Pie Report 14 Feb 2013 15:51

Glad to see this thread back:-D

Off to the norty step now so i will see you their, You no who you are :-D Bring ya fags



PollyinBrum Report 14 Feb 2013 15:49

Stephen Do GR actually read a the post/ thread before they remove it ? :-S


Stephen2009 Report 14 Feb 2013 15:42

Common Sense Prevails.

Pity it had been RRd to begin with.