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Date: 21 Nov 2007
Comments: Grant, I can't believe its been a year. Corey and I and all of
your friends still talk about you everyday. Corey still misses you so much and
is trying to be as "sick" on guitar as you. He says he's never heard anyone play
like you did. We know you are watching down on everyone and you, your parents
and your brother Gerald continue to be in our thoughts and prayers each night.
We love and miss you. Tina (Corey's mom)
Date: 17 Nov 2007
Comments: I miss you Grant. I cant believe its been a year already.. Keep
watching over us like you have been.. I love you Grant.
Email: (Email withheld by request)
Date: 14 Nov 2007
Comments: Hey Grant! I miss you a ton! My birthday was Monday
and I remember last year on my birthday you were probably like the most excited
person, you said happy birthday to me everytime you saw me. I missed that.
I just wanted to say that I miss you so much. love ya and hope you are
doing well. ~brittney~
Name: (Name withheld by request)
Email: (Email withheld by request)
Date: 21 Oct 2007
Comments: I remember grant..he was in my band class in 8th grade..he was
a good trumpet player..we didnt talk much back then and once in a while i'd see
him in the hallway in highschool we still didnt talk much..but when i heard that
he died i felt it because i actually shared a class with him and i didnt think
anybody in any of my classes could die at a young age..but i guess GOD was ready
to bring him home so i just wanted tell him to R.I.P. and for his family to try
not to hurt to much because he's not dead he's just resting safely with JESUS...
Date: 20 Oct 2007
Comments: well we didnt really know him either but he does look like a
really kewl person and a nice and fun one 2 he looks like an A+ student and a
great guy and i can tell the one girl lauren luved him alot and i hope she and
his family is doing good .i know its been a long time since he died but it
probly seems like yesterday 2 yall well i hope yall r doing good and sticking it
out and yall have a really great son bye the look of it i wish i could of
known him well i g2g but u can e-mail me any at my e-mail. well i hope yall r
doing good it must be hard 4 yall well g2g
Email: (witheld by request)
Date: 19 Oct 2007
Comments: Grant. i miss you so much right now i still cant believe that
your gone. yesterday i had such a horrible day and it was your 11th month. this
year has gone by so fast so many more people have died. i lost about 8 more of
my friends and it was so sad. i went to see dino and oh gosh it was horrible. he
shot himself and they had his head all tilted he looked so horrible. i started
to cry then i thought about you and i remember how he looked a lot like you. it
didnt even look like him or like you it was so scary. i cried so much grant i
miss you like crazy i hate the fact that your gone. i dont understand why you
had to leave it sucks so much here without you. on your birthday that was so sad
you werent here and you were gonna be 17 and you didnt get to party with us.
your site still up and each time i pass it i say i love you and i miss you grant
michael gallagherrrr. the other night i was talking to caleb and about you b/c i
wrote a note about you and he read it and then he knew who francis was like meee.
and we started to talk about yall and it made me reallly sad and i got so upset.
i miss you so much and i hope your family is doing well and holding up fine. i
know your looking down on them and all of us. i lost a best friend and gained an
angel. i love and miss you grant michael gallagher. rip septhember 22,
1990-november 18. 2006
Name: Fergie Mc Elligott
Date: 16 Oct 2007
Comments: I have just found out the sad news I did not know this talented
young lad I heard one of his songs lovly voice what a lost I know the feeling.
With the band site and Grant's site I'm sure we can all keep his memory
Name: Tyler Smith
Date: 13 Oct 2007
Comments: Grant, I love and miss you so much. There's not a day that goes
by that i don't think about you. I stopped at the crash site today. I wrote on
your cross, again. for the third time. The rain keeps washing it off. God i miss
you, you were one of my only true friends. Watch over us, because i don't know
what i'd do if i lost another great friend. I hope you, Francis, Megan, Tyler,
and Taylor are having fun up there, because we miss y'all like hell.
Name: Logan Galloway
Email: (witheld by request)
Date: 27 Sep 2007
Comments: Hey buddy...when I read all these messages I see that not a
whole bunch of people knew you well or hung out with you for a long time but
they all valued your friendship. These are my memories...
The first day we met: I got dropped off at Union Methodist pre-school at 4
years old. I didn't know anyone but I had always heard that you should
bring an apple to the teacher on the first day of school. So my father
gave me a green apple to give to my teacher. Half way up the hill, I
noticed some goofy looking kid with hair like a bowl hanging down below his
eyebrows. The first thing this kid said to me was "hey are you going to
eat that". I said nope and gave him my apple. Sure enough all the
teacher had on her desk was an apple core. That was the first day I met
Grant Gallagher. That afternoon my mom recalls me running in the door and
talking about this hilarious kid I met at school. She call's Mrs. Kim and
schedules lunch with her sometime that week. The two mothers found out
that we lived in the neighborhood right next to each other. That following
day was a Friday and Grant was over at my house hanging out like he had known me
his whole life.
From that spark on Grant and I hung out almost every day, every weekend, every
week for the rest of pre-school and kindergarten. In first grade, we
werenít in the same class at Irmo elementary but we ate lunch together and
played outside in the woods between Sheffield and Hillcreek almost every
afternoon. We played tag and swam in pools and caught fireflies. We
were the definition of best friends.
Throughout elementary school Grant and I hung out at least 6 times more than any
of my other friends. I have memories of the okra strut, the state fair, my
first Carolina game ect were all made with this same goofy funny Grant
His house became my house. At least every weekend was spent at each
other's house. Soon our parents started making a schedule and trading off
nights where we would spend the night at each other's house. I still
remember Grant's room in his house was painted blue. And we would stay up
all night just to stay up all night and be dead tired the next day.
Freshman year was tough for me. My grades fluxuated from good to bad too
good to bad to finally ending up bad at the end of the year. During my
freshman year Grant got his restricted so we were pumped for summertime when he
could drive around. So on the first part of summer we had so much fun
driving around hanging out mutual friends and crashing at each otherís house
talking about everything. That summer Grant and I talked about things I
havenít talked about with any other friend. We talked about the kind of
girl we would want to marry, and how we were going to be each otherís best man.
And how the bachelor party was going to be. I distinctly remember one
night during the middle of summer when we were on top of the roof of my 5 story
condo at the beach. There was a warm breeze coming off the shore and it
felt good. We sat there eating salsa chips and talked about death.
Not dying young, but dying old and wrinkly sitting together at a cafe in Spain
or Italy. We talked about each otherís funeral as we sat there listening
to Wish You Were Here flow from the speakers we had taken up there. It was
deep. We knew that friendship like this you donít find around every
corner. We clicked...we connected like no other person I have ever met.
I remember I had three days before I was going to leave. And every night
was spent with Grant. We did stupid stuff...like sit on top of the
suburban in block buster's parking lot drinking sweet tea and eating burgers
from McDonalds, or going to sit at the lake, or going to watch a movie. We
just spent time together. We didnít talk too much, but when we did talk it
was about the good days. The really good years. We both promised on
the day I left that we would keep in touch, and that the summer was going to be
awesome...when we hugged each other and said goodbye...I didnít think it was
going to be for the last time.
In the mountains of North Carolina it got to be negative 11 degrees. In my
cold tent I prayed to God. I prayed to please get me home, please let me
leave. God answered my prayers that night...and in the morning I received
a message from my "leader" that I was to be evacuated from the mountains and
that I was going home. I rode the bus all the way down the mountain to the
taco bell outside of Asheville. That was when I saw my parents...but they
weren't smiling...half way to my mama's arms I knew that something was wrong.
I stopped dead and looked at my father. He told me something I will never
forget..."Son, two boys got into a car crash last night...one was Grant and one
I didnít cry then...no sir...I cried when it hit me an hour and half later on
the way to Mrs. Gallagher's house...I couldnít breathe, a darkness flooded me,
and my mind wouldnít function. He was gone. He promised...when I got
home the city was in shock. Why Grant? Mrs. Gallagher told me that
this question would never be answered. I lost my faith that night...God
had answered my prayer's...but not in the right way.
The week was filled with cold tears, lots of hugs, and so much pain. When I
carried that casket down the aisle and into that long black carriage. I
touched him for the last time. That bond stayed with me though.
Grant has stayed with me from that moment in pre-school on. It will not be
broken and damnit...a spot for Grant Michael Gallagher will be reserved next to
me in my wedding...in the position of best man. That afternoon before I
went back into the wilderness waiting for boarding school, my father gave me
that pat on the back...and told me everything was going to be alright...but it
wasnít and it is never going to be the same. Everything reminds me of him.
Waffle house, the bowling alley, Frankieís, any type of music...and the song
Wish You Were Here...
Signed September 27th 2007
Date: 02 Sep 2007
Comments: GRANT WE MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU! I WISH YOU WERE HERE. <33 R.I.P
Date: 25 Aug 2007
i miss you grant. need you so bad. school is so weird without you. i love you
Date: 17 Aug 2007
Comments: I LOVE YOU GRANTTT. i miss you so much babyy
Date: 16 Jul 2007
Comments: I LOVE YOU GRANT AND MISS YOU MAN!!!!
Date: 11 Jul 2007
Comments: Grant. i hope your doing well. i miss you kiddo. i still think about you
everyday. its been really hard with taylor dieing too.. but i know that yall
will have fun up in heaven ( :
i miss you so much though. i really cant wait till the day i get to see you! i
hate looking at all the pictures and knowing that I cant talk to you anymore.
its like i can say things but im not ever gonna hear anything back. sometimes i
just wish i could see you. i was on the plane the other day going up to miami
and i just sat there looking at the clouds thinking of you. hoping that I could
see you : /
i felt like you were right there beside me. i just wish i could of looked out
and seen your face again. and its hard knowing that i wont. at least for now. but
i cant wait till the day that i actually can. i love you so much grant.
next year is gonna be hard. im gonna miss seeing you at school. ill never forget
how in the mornings last year how you would come to my class to see me since you
were right there.
but i really hope things are going well for you and i just wanted to tell you
that i love you and you mean the world to me baby.
i love you grant <3
RiP well never forget you.
Date: 23 May 2007
Comments: well i didn't really know him but from what i am hearing he sounds like a really nice and cool person and he will always be with me and i hope that his family if you are reading this um i hope you guys can stick it out through the end cause you know that he is in a safe and better place