Well, both my grandmothers are still alive. Both of my grandfathers passed away in the last 20 years. My dad’s father passed when I was six years old from a heart attack and my mother’s father passed back in 2017 due to organ failure from dementia. I was pretty close with my grandfather until he started showing signs of dementia. After he got uncontrollable he had to go into a nursing home since he was getting violent. I would see him every weekend when I was younger because we would have Sunday dinner with my grandparents and aunt. I’m still close to my grandmother but there has been a strain on the relationship due to the choices she has made. I also have a tendency to work constantly so I can’t make it to family events sometimes which added to the strain but she is happy that I work though. My other grandmother is almost 90 this year. She is a spitfire of a woman who likes her independence. I get compared to her a lot by my family. I’m not as close as I should be with her to be honest. Though that is mainly because I rarely hang out with my dad’s side of the family other than her during family events. She can’t hear very well anymore because she had a stroke. So, she is not a very social person. She reads lips in order to pick up on what everyone is saying that is if she is even willing to talk about certain subjects.
How close are you to your grandparents?