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  • My mothers parents lived next door to us growing up. So I would say them. And it didn't hurt that they had a lake cottage that we went to each summer.
  • my mom's side and we all know that without the help from our mom's side,we would've never been where we are today.
  • I never saw my grandparents on my mom's side because they died when she was still a kid. OTOH, I never saw my grandpa on my dad's side. So I think there's really no comparison to make ;)
  • my grandparents on my mother's side... I never met the others, and my mom's parents lived next door to me at our ranch my entire life
  • mom's side we were all very close.grandparents,aunts,uncles,cousins etc. dad's side was 'dysfunctional"to say the least...
  • My grandparents always had to fly over to the USA for me to see them. About every other year, my parents would fly one or to over for a visit for a couple of months. So all my interactions with them were for those brief times. I can say that sadly because my dad's parents weren't very nice people, and sometimes th language barrier made them seem harsher than they might have been, I didn't like them very much. But she would so often say to me "Don't touch that, it's dirty" "Don't do that, you'll get germs" don't don't don't . And he was a heavy chain smoker of Camels, no filters and smelled rel bad. It was hard to like them. I'm sorry I felt that way but I was just a little kid and well, it happened. My mom's mom, my Granny was a sweet woman, who had gotten taken advantage of by her grandchildren back n Belgium all the time. Because I wasn't around her all the time and just was glad to see her, I didn't act that way. She was very approachable and I got along with her. She laughed with me and made me feel special and loved.
  • I was closer to my grandparents on my dad's side. My maternal grandfather died before I was born, and my maternal grandmother, was ok, she was just very old and didn't play with us.
  • I was not able to know any of my father's parents, and I was not able to know my mother's father. All I have now is my Grandma (from my mother's side), and I am pretty close to her.
  • I was extremely close to mom's parents. My grandpa was like a dad to me. Matter of fact truth be told he was more of a father to me than my own father ever was. They are both long gone now. My grandma died 30 years ago and my grandpa passed on 22 years ago. I hated my paternal grandmother she was an eveil witch who turned my own father against me by putting shit into his head that I wasn't his child because I looked nothing like him or my younger broter and sister. My paternal grandpa I never knew he died when my dad was 15.
  • Neither. My grandparents live across the country from me, and out of all my grandparents, I've only met my dad's mom as far as I know.
  • Definitely my grandparents on my mom's side. They live downstairs from us and we are very close.
  • My dads side. BIG family on that side, all very loving and open; a nurturing and funny group! My mom's side was rather...cold. Since I'm a girl I'm not as good as the grandsons were.
  • Neither they were dead and buried before I came along :)
  • I only knew my maternal grandparents. My Dad's parents both died when he was only 14.
  • I never met my maternal grandfather, both of my paternal grandparents never lived very close and both were hard to get close to because of various illnesses and the fact that they both died before I was 10. My maternal grandmother I am very close to. I loved going to visit her as I was growing up and last year she came to live with my family and I see her everyday.
  • My mom's parents. They seemed warmer and more interested in their grandchildren. My dad's parents were okay. I don't remember my dad's dad b/c he died when I was a baby, but my dad's mom spent a looonnnnggg visit with us every year and she was a bit of a cold fish. I think my dad's sister sent her to stay with us so she could get a break from her.
  • I never met my maternal grandparents, they passed before I was born. So by default father's parents.
  • Definately on my mom's side of the family. I haven't seen my grandmother on my dad's side of the family for almost 19 years. Don't really have an answer as to why it is but... I don't know
  • My mothers parents both died before I was born, so my fathers parents. However they both passed when I was rather young also.
  • My mum's. My dad's side of the family are very distant.
  • My mom's...
  • 3 out of 4 were dead before I was born ... my mother's mother was the only one I ever met.
  • Mom's Never knew Father's Dad His Mum was a bit eccentric.
  • My parents had me in their late 40's. I barely remember my grandparents.
  • My mothers family is great.. my fathers mother was mean and they named me after her lol I am not mean
  • I'm closer to both sets because they took turns raising me.
  • Moms side
  • Neither really. I've seen grandparents on my dad's side about 3-4 times in my life...and my grandmother (never met my grandfather) on my mother's side only twice.
  • my mom's parents kept me while my mom worked nights from the time i was an infant to the time i started school. they love me unconditionally, and with all the instability in my life they are the only thing that have remained stable. they mean the world to me. my life's goal is to make them proud. love ya nana and pops
  • This question is so suited to the ages, thank you for asking it. In my family, we were very close to both sides, and us kids spent summers with Grandma on the farm, and during the other holidays, we went to see Grandma in the country. Both grandparents were always foremost in our Christmas, Easter, and other family occasions. It was a wonderful time growing up, and I miss it a lot.
  • My grandparents on both sides were pretty special people (all are gone, now). My Mom's side Her father was a principle and shop teacher. He built some very nice furniture (desks and shelves) for us. They bought a home, when he retired, and he remodeled it himself. He died in 1986. I was sad, because my sons would never know him (they were 2 & 3). Her mother was a teacher. My kids did get to know her, but don't remember her too well before she got Alzheimer's. My Mom moved her into an apartment across the alley from her and dad, and she was at almost every family get-together, though there were times she wasn't sure who everyone was. She died a day after my mother's birthday in 2000. They moved to Lafayette, to be near their oldest daughter (my mom), and us (their grandkids). My Dad's side: I didn't know my grandfather very well. He died when I was six. BUT, he had worked for Kraft Foods, and when they offered him a job in Europe, he turned it down and started his own electric and appliance repair business, so he wouldn't have to leave his new family (my grandmother, father and his brothers). He was also the Chief of the volunteer fire department of their town. He died after finishing a wiring job in 1961. (He went out to his truck and died behind the wheel in the driveway.) My grandmother remarried four years later, to a gentleman who had lost his own wife a couple of years earlier. He was a great step-grandfather, and LOVED his grandchildren with his first wife, and his step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren with my grandmother. He died in 1982. My grandmother... She was a force in the family. She held the boys and her grandchildren together. She LOVED big family get-togethers, and cooking for them. (At least once-a-year, she cooked for the entire family, including her cousins, nieces and nephews. She was very religious (her father was a minister), but never pushed religion on anyone. She lived in the house my grandfather had remodeled for his family, and her parents, from early in the 1930s, when they married, until about 2005... She was spending so much time in Lafayette at my parents' and my uncle's that it seemed best that she move here. She had an apartment in my father's house. She died in April, 2007, last year. She'd absolutely LOVED all of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. (Here's a tribute I wrote for her (and her house) shortly after she died - http://www.orangefrogproductions.com/ofp2o_auth_nfts_tributetomamaw.shtml ) We were close to BOTH grandmothers. It's just that my father's mother lived a few more years than my mom's, and lived closer for MANY years. (She lived 45 minutes or so away, and my other grandparents lived 8-10 hours - by car - away for MANY years.)
  • Mom's side, I lived with them when I was little.
  • Gosh, we're talking about such a long time ago. My paternal grandfather died when I was a baby, my maternal grandfather when I was a toddler, so naturally, closer to my maternal grandfather. Same with grandmothers. My paternal grandmother emigrated when I was 2 years old while my maternal grandmother lived until I was 8 years old.
  • I would have to say my dads side. My house Is built in my mums grandparents garden (bit of land) But considering they live so close to me , dont really have to much to do with them. its strange, think its because they have such a biggggggg family. Were as my dads side, they live 600 miles away and I was very close to them (although my granny passed away last year) was always much more close to them. really odd. your question has got me thinking now lol hmm :)
  • on my mothers said

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