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Rob Photosby
Posts: 2,230
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Many people on MM have an unlimited supply of ailing grandmothers who are so inconsiderate as to die on the date of a shoot, which, naturally, causes the person to flake on other commitments.

So, when was the last time anyone flaked because of their grandfather?

Are grandfathers in such robust health that they never die or are they so considerate in scheduling their demise that they work around the commitments of every other member of the family or do we just not care as much about our grandfathers?
Oct 13 12 08:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Genevieve Devine
Posts: 48
Saint Paul, Minnesota, US


Hahahahha smile
Oct 13 12 08:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
photosbydmp
Posts: 3,808
Shepparton-Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia


i've had about 50 grandmothers die over the years never a grandfather, who new?
Oct 13 12 09:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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Erik Ballew
Posts: 710
Westminster, Colorado, US


Since women live longer than men, they are probably already dead.
Oct 13 12 09:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ForeverFotos
Posts: 6,620
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


Usually, dead grandfathers are left to bury themselves once they expire.......women's lib has gone a little TOO far I'm afraid.
Oct 13 12 09:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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R80
Posts: 2,567
Marceline, Missouri, US


Two words:  Solent Green.
Oct 13 12 09:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Studio La Donna
Posts: 423
San Francisco, California, US


Man do not count.... I always give fair warning to my models that their grandmother is going to die just before our session!

I had more than my fair share of dying grandmothers but never a grandfather. :-)
Oct 13 12 09:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Glenns Photography
Posts: 228
PASO ROBLES, California, US


Hey!!! Let us grandfathers keep living!!! LOL
Oct 13 12 09:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jordan Bunniie
Posts: 1,618
Los Angeles, California, US


R80 wrote:
Two words:  Soylent Green.

Fixed. smile

Oct 13 12 09:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Karl Blessing
Posts: 30,853
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


Probably because like uncles, some folks don't talk about "that incident..." outside of the family.
Oct 13 12 09:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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R80
Posts: 2,567
Marceline, Missouri, US


Jordan Bunniie wrote:

Fixed. smile

Thanks.  I didn't proof my typing.

Oct 13 12 10:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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Simmagination
Posts: 3,129
Westminster, Maryland, US


There's planning that is involved when a Grandmother dies.  Grandfathers are usually just left at the edge of the woods for the wolves to drag away- certainly doesn't take all day to do that tongue
Oct 13 12 11:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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Karl Blessing
Posts: 30,853
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


Simmagination  wrote:
There's planning that is involved when a Grandmother dies.  Grandfathers are usually just left at the edge of the woods for the wolves to drag away- certainly doesn't take all day to do that tongue

Like you said, it's much harder to trick your grandmother into a car ride without some kind of rigorous planning. Where as for grandpa he'll hop into the truck in a heartbeat to get away from grandma.

Oct 13 12 11:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ivanafox
Posts: 979
Healesville, Victoria, Australia


Both my grandfathers were dead before I was born.
You should collect data before jumping to a conclusion. Maybe you should have done a poll instead to see how many grandparents an average model has and which sex are still alive. Probably an idea to include species since there is an indication that many models have grandmothers who are cats, since the 8 lives (or deaths) seems to be quite common.
Oct 13 12 11:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Shot By Adam
Posts: 5,529
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Oct 13 12 11:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Robert Lynch
Posts: 2,482
Bowie, Maryland, US


Erik Ballew wrote:
Since women live longer than men, they are probably already dead.

Both of my grandfathers outlived both of my grandmothers by several years.

Oct 14 12 04:10 am  Link  Quote 
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Digitoxin
Posts: 13,332
Houston, Texas, US


R80 wrote:
Two words:  Solent Green.

Yummy!

Oct 14 12 04:15 am  Link  Quote 
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Rays Fine Art
Posts: 5,917
New York, New York, US


In many cases, it's the grandfather that's standing there, holding the camera, waiting for the model to show up.
Oct 14 12 09:27 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Miroslava Svoboda
Posts: 555
Seattle, Washington, US


I only have one grandmother left, just saying. In fact no matter how funny you guys think you are lets not forget that a dying grandparent is actually a very sad reality for most people in their twenties and thirties. In fact this summer when may sister in law had to call in her employer I told her not to specify who and what and just tell them that you got a loss in the family and a funeral to attend. Now that's really sad, having to not be upfront and straight about matters because so many people are just weirdos and use it as an excuse.
Oct 14 12 09:39 am  Link  Quote 
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