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20 Stories About Grannies Who Made the Childhood of Their Grandchildren Unforgettable

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So many funny stories can be told while remembering childhood, right? The creators of today's article shared their own sweet, and at the same time unusual, stories about their beloved grandmothers.

The Bright Side team collected these stories in order to prove once again - one should appreciate every moment and see the humor in everything, and grown-up grandchildren will confirm this.

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Whenever I was feeling sad during my childhood, my granny would say, 'Be like a cat because everything is in your paws.' @Overhear

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So, I came home to visit my parents and my granny lives with them. She has been bedridden for almost 3 years. One night when my parents went out, I stayed home with her and somebody knocked at the door. When I opened it, I saw an old man with an accordion. He asked, ’How is Katy?’ (my granny) Tell her that Jason came to sing songs under her window." He has literally been doing it for an hour. Granny was listening and smiling - apparently, he was her first love. @Overhear

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My granny was very strict and greedy. Once when our boiler broke down, she borrowed one from her neighbor. I turned it on to boil water but it also wasn't working. My granny decided that I broke it and started to shout, then she grabbed the boiler and started to chase me. When she finally caught me, she beat me with the boiler. Later we found out that the power had simply gone out. @Overhear

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Today I was looking at old photos of my great-grandparents, I saw my grandfather in a black leather cloak and my hands started to tremble and tears came to my eyes. I remembered the love story of my great-grandparents. At the age of 20, my granny decided to read her fortune with a mirror and her friends. When her turn came, my grandmother said she saw a man in a black cloak, got frightened, and stopped trying to read her fortune. A couple of months later, while walking down the street she saw a tall man in a black cloak and got frightened, but the man came up to her to introduce himself - it was my grandfather. Soon the war started and he was taken to the frontline - while saying goodbye to my granny he told her: "If I stay alive, I'll find you and marry you." He found her. @Overhear

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"Today my grandmother gave me her mug, which she has been using for over 30 years. I'm shocked and I have no idea what to think."

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In childhood, my grandmother used to pour milk from a three-liter jar into a small mug in one movement - not spilling a drop. This seemed like the world's greatest human superpower to me at the time. @Overhear

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Once when I was in 5th grade, my granny took me from school to have a serious conversation with me. It was about my mom's new "friend," Tom.

- Does Tom visit you and mom often?
- Yes, every day.
- Does he stay overnight?
- Yes.
- Does he bring anything nice for you?
- No.
- Hmm... He is a bad guest - he visits your home often but doesn't bring anything to the child. Does he bring any food with him?
- No.
- Terrible. Does your mom cook for him?
- Yes.

Granny became silent and we kept walking without saying anything. Suddenly I decided to try to make up for all I had said and make him look good in my grandmother's eyes and said, 'When Tom comes, he always brings beer or vodka.' I completely screwed them. @VerbLudochka

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Very often I hear that computer games cause aggression in children and cause them to behave in a cruel manner.

When I was 12, I used to spend my summer vacations in the countryside with my granny. One day she gave me an ax, pointed at a rooster, and said, 'It's high time for him to become soup. Cut his head off and I will pluck his feathers.'
No video game ever has caused so much emotion within me as the ones that I felt at the age of 12 looking at a rooster running away without his head and spraying the garden with blood. @Tapinambyr

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"My grandma got a fidget spinner for her 85th birthday and look how happy she is!"

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My friend is very proud that he is a 3rd generation, native citizen of Moscow. His mom loves telling the story of how they ended up there: his granny was on her way to Saint-Petersburg from Tambov and had to stay in Moscow because she didn't have enough money to reach her final destination. @Overhear

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"Found photos of my grandmother's cousin hanging with his buddy while cleaning out a storage locker."

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About 25 years ago my granny was talking to her neighbor who told her that a young girl they both knew had moved to the city to work as a prostitute. My granny blatantly said that all professions are needed and important in their own way, and that this work has to be done by someone too. The neighbor was shocked by the reaction of my granny but agreed because she respected my granny greatly. Only later my grandma learned that her friend said prostitute while she heard substitute. She thought that the girl was going to be a surrogate mother. @Overhear

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"My grandmother pins cat hair to trees so birds can make luxury nests."

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The beginning of my grandparents relationship is still a mystery to me because if I ask my grandmother, she will say confidently, 'I was in a shop when your granddad came in. And he got so astonished by my beauty that he decided to introduce himself.' My granddad tells this story differently,' There were two girls who fell in love with me - your granny and the other one. I didn't know how to get away from them. Your granny turned out to be more annoying. And here we are...' @Overhear

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I bought a satellite dish for my granny and decided to install it myself. For 20 minutes I had been trying to catch the right signal and failed. Granny told me I can't do anything right and hit the dish with a wooden mop, right then, it started to work. @Overhear

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I inherited an apartment from my granny.

While repairing it, I decided to get rid of a closet and found out that it had a double wall. When I opened it, I found a skeleton (thank god it was fake) and a message,' There are skeletons in my closet as well.' @Overhear

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I remember when I was 16, my granny found alcohol in my room. I thought I was going to get punished until she said,' Share it with me.' @Overhear

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The most memorable story from my childhood is the constant confrontations with cars that drove down the alley where my grandmother lived. Her solution was ingenious and simple at the same time - my granny found a 'No entry' sign somewhere and installed it at the beginning of the alley. The State Automobile Inspection officers took advantage of the situation and kept writing tickets to the those who violated the sign. Later the neighbors guessed who had done it and took down the sign. Since then my granny has become a criminal authority. @Overhear

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My mom gave my granny a flip phone. Since then my granny never says goodbye at the end of conversations but abruptly closes the phone a la 'The conversation is finished, amigo.' @Overhear

What is the most interesting story connected with your granny? We would be glad to read it in the comments!

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