We all know and understand the importance of parents in a child’s life. I sometimes wonder if we forget how important grandparents are, too. Bot of my grandfathers passed away before I was born, but I’m heard stories about both of them. My grandmothers were both very present in my life and both were great influences in molding my character. My mother’s mother taught me how to cook and take care of roses and other garden flowers. My father’s mother taught me to play the piano (I now have a degree in music from University) and to love African violets. Both of my grandmothers were models of perseverance in the face of daunting obstacles. My maternal grandmother lost two sons as babies. My paternal grandmother lost her husband when she was only 33 years old at the end of the Great Depression (she never remarried). They were amazing women, and I miss them now that they are no longer with us.
I love being a grandmother myself. We have two fun and crazy grandsons. Our daughter has asked me to not post pictures of them online, and I honor her request. Instead, here is a picture of my brother with his second grandson. He is also a wonderful grandfather.
IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO FEATURING GRANDPARENTS OF ANY KIND.
Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.
Here’s how it works:
- Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
- To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
- Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
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29 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Grandparents”
Here’s mine this week Nancy. I had written about my grandparents in previous blogs, so included the info with the photos I have. Thanks for the prompt that took me bacl to such happy memories.
I was fortunate enough to know both sets of grandparents. Right now, my husband can hardly wait until our first married daughter and her husband make him a grandfather. 🙂
Such a lovely challenge dear Nancy. I am linking a post I created as a tribute to my late grandmother when I first started blogging – I hope you enjoy it: https://whippetwisdom.com/2016/05/11/grandma-alice/
Having mentioned my maternal grandfather in a previous post it’s nice to continue the story a little:
Around here, WE are the grandparents. I don’t have a single picture of grandparents on either side of my family. My mother’s parents died when I was very tiny and I never met my father’s parents. So … I guess that leaves US.
Beautiful subject … !!
I only had a grand mother.. Others all died young.. My class mates are also now grannies but I have not that privilege yet.. 😉
I am a grandmother through several hoops. My husband has a step-daughter who has two wonderful boys, so I’m a step-step-grandmother.
One of my favorite topics 🙂
I forgot tags, etc so here’s updated version of my response.