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GRANDFATHER, domestic relations. The father of one's father or mother. The father's father is called the paternal grandfather; the mother's father is the maternal grandfather.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Do, Grandfather, talk to us about this chair," she repeated.
"Well, child," said Grandfather, patting Clara's cheek, "I can tell you a great many stories of my chair.
He looked eagerly in Grandfather's face; and even Charley, a bold, brisk, restless little fellow of nine, sat himself down on the carpet, and resolved to be quiet for at least ten minutes, should the story last so long.
Meantime, little Alice was already asleep; so Grandfather, being much pleased with such an attentive audience, began to talk about matters that happened long ago.
Grandfathers can benefits from supportive relationships among their peers.
The thrilling history of Joseph O'Neill's grandfathers is a narrative of murder, paranoia, espionage and fear, with one of the most notorious political killings in pre-war Ireland playing a key role in its characters' lives.
If I have time to think again and discover my favorite and most important spot, I think I already have found one, and that is my grandfathers cottage.
Early research on grandparenting linked grandmothering to gendered responsibilities of care and positioned grandfathers as peripheral figures (Eisenberg, 1988).
New York Times #1 bestselling author, Richard Eyre encourages grandfathers to ask themselves a very important question: what kind of grandfather will you be?
"Eureka Valley: Grandfathers' Grandfathers" by Lisa Doerr is a magical re-telling of American history.
MY column this week is a tribute to my two grandfathers, following on from the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War, which started on August 4, 1914 .