Pickles by Brian Crane


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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 10 months ago

    Up until he was 96 and I 23 in 2007, I’m sure I always called my maternal grandfather (who I grew up knowing; paternal grandparents died before I was born) “Grandpa.” Now I call my grandparents by name when talking about them.

  2. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Be glad Nelson is around, Earl. There comes a time when the gkids are only seeking funding. Sad but true.

  3. pelican47

    pelican47 said, 10 months ago

    My dad insisted that his grandkids call him “Grandfather.”

  4. pelican47

    pelican47 said, 10 months ago

    My mother’s father was known as “Granddad.”

  5. Zanere

    Zanere said, 10 months ago

    my granddaughter call’s me pawpaw

  6. mdcdjg2008

    mdcdjg2008 said, 10 months ago

    My paternal grandparents were Deeno and Papa. Now that there great grandkids it Deeno and Big Papa, and my parents are referred to as Nana and Papa.

  7. Pretzelcoatl

    Pretzelcoatl said, 10 months ago

    I grew up in a school where many of the students had Dutch ancestry; they often referred to their grandparents as Oma and Opa.

  8. clucky

    clucky said, 10 months ago

    Wonder if Earl was kid in “Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation” ??

  9. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, 10 months ago

    My first nephew looked me and said, “Bear.”
    (It was a reasonable assumption and not bad for his first word.)
    His parents insisted he change it to “Uncle Bear”, which was foolish as there were no other bears around needing to be distinguished from.

  10. cdward

    cdward said, 10 months ago


    I’m sorry for your experience, but that’s not universal. Neither was it the case with my grandparents nor is the case with my parents and our children. What they seek is time with their grandparents.

  11. cdward

    cdward said, 10 months ago

    My dad got the grandkids to start calling him “Grandfather Sir” when they were wee tots. Though they are all grown now, that’s what they still call him. He’s pretty laid back and thinks it’s funny.

  12. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, 10 months ago

    In our Polish family, we used the term dziadzie (JAHD-jee), a derivative of dziadzius – old man.
    Our grandmothers were babcias (BAB-chia).

  13. chizzel

    chizzel said, 10 months ago

    What are you called? Jesus Christ?

  14. kea

    kea said, 10 months ago

    I still don’t know what to have my grandchild call me. Sir, perhaps, to distinguish from the all the people trying to sell me something that call me by my first name.

  15. Chris Kenworthy

    Chris Kenworthy said, 10 months ago

    I never really had a grandpa, on either side, they both died before I was around. My two grandmothers were Gabba and Granny

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