Woman discovers her late grandfather kept every photo she sent him twice a month as a keepsake

Grandparents play a crucial role in everyone’s lives. Our parents love us, but they often try to discipline us for our own good. Our grandparents, on the other hand, are all about spoiling and loving us. In fact, their love is the most unconditional love there is, and that is why when they die, we lose a part of ourselves too. In a heartwarming story from u/pplaidllama, she shares how she found out how much her grandfather loved her after he passed away.

Representative image source: Pexels |  Tima Miroshnichenko
Representative image source: Pexels | Tima Miroshnichenko

The story is titled: “My grandfather died unexpectedly, I discovered he had kept every postcard I ever sent him.” The granddaughter found something that made her very happy when she went to clean out her grandfather’s house with the family. She said: ‘I discovered he had kept every card I had ever sent him. Each. A. A. I sent them twice a month for the past ten years to keep him updated on my life. Finding these postcards in an easily accessible place made her realize that her grandfather had probably flipped through those neatly stacked postcards quite often.

While educating people about her grandfather’s life, she said he only recently turned 93. They also went out to dinner to celebrate at his favorite steakhouse. She even joked that if it weren’t for her grandfather, the steakhouse would have been out of business since the 1970s. The man was as healthy as he could be, completely independent and a very happy soul. For four decades he even had his own house, where he also died. She said: “He died suddenly and peacefully in his sleep in the house he had occupied for 40 years.” If this isn’t a blessing in disguise, we don’t know what is.

Image source: Reddit | u/pllaidllama

u/wireknot made an insightful suggestion, saying, “I hope you keep them and maybe make a book or album out of them. It’s a way to remember him in your life and the joy you clearly gave him. Peace be with all of you.” U/BriskHeartedParadox shared a personal story: “My grandfather was the best. I lost him early, at the age of 8. Somehow he gave me memories that I cherish to this day. May yours remain the same.” A grandfather, u/angryshark, replied to this story saying: “Grandfather of four here. I can’t begin to describe how much he loved you, but I’m sure this treasure trove he kept that records your life , you have a pretty good sense of how he felt. Live your best life to honor his memory.”

Image source: Reddit |  u/WysiwygBB
Image source: Reddit | u/WysiwygBB

u/horizon_hopper shared some pieces about their grandfather: “He clearly loved you so much and cherished you beyond words. What a beautiful keepsake and I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s wonderful to have these little parts of them, I was fond of my grandfather, he started painting in the last years of his life and his art feels like he is still with us It’s been three years and I miss him every day.

Image source: Reddit |  u/zephyr-ca
Image source: Reddit | u/zephyr-ca

u/tinytahnee shared: “My grandpa died this year and did the same thing. I put all the postcards I sent him in a photo album and I saw it when I was sorting his house and it was very touching. I’m sorry for your loss But it sounded like he had a good life.”

Image source: Reddit |  u/Klutzy0Chain5875
Image source: Reddit | u/Klutzy0Chain5875

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on November 16, 2023. It has since been updated.