My parents live in the same town so thwy are always around. Dh's mom still lives in Montana but is still very much in the kid's lives. She calls daily, sends boxes of goodies, and we visit up there when we can.
Dd has grandparents only my mom and dad which are divorced my dad is blind so she can't stay w him alone and my mom only talks to her when it's convenient !! We haven't had a day away or night or few hours in over 2 years