Friday, January 09, 2009

Photo Story Friday

Hello Everyone,

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PhotoStory Friday
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Today is my grandfather's birthday. He would have been 87. He passed away on July 6, 1999. It'll be ten years this year and I find it hard to believe that he has been gone that long. I love all of the pictures of my grandfather where he is smiling.

He was probably the most important and influentual man in my life. He fought in World War 2 leaving his wife and children. Everyone knows that those were hard times. We were fortunate that my grandfather, Pap, made it home. Here is a picture of him with his troop.

You can't see him but he is in the middle towards the back. I remember some of his stories and I am so proud of him. It makes me think about all the families whose husbands, fathers and sons are in foreign lands today. The families who are relocating so that they can be near their husbands and dads. The families that leave their home state and families to follow their loved one. They all are sacrificing for each and everyone of us.

This is a picture of my parents with my grandparents. When we were on dialysis I got to visit with him alot. He had the shift before me but sometimes he wouldn't be done and we got machines next to each other. We would just talk and have time together. He always called us girls by our names followed by baby. Valerie baby. lol I love and miss him so much.

Happy Birthday Pap!!

Have a blessed day!


Supercool Hotmama said...

Oh, I loved hearing those sweet memories of your loving grandfather! What a nice tribute! Have a happy day :)

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Such a lovely series of memories. I bet he was a wonderful man to have known.

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Such a wonderful tribute to your grandfather. I have one in the works for my grandfather too. His birthday will be the 15th of this month. He's turning 79! We hope to have a huge party for him next year on his 80th.

Anonymous said...

Aw! :(
He looks like he radiated happiness!

Chris said...

This was a terrific tribute to an obviously great man.
Very nice!

Seeker said...

thanks for coming over from Yaya' that you know the way...don't be a stranger....glad you liked the poem. will visit you again and enjoy your wonderful site

Susan said...

It sounds like you have a lifetime of beautiful memories.
I lost my sweet grandmother in November and this post made me cry thinking about how much I miss her.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

What a nice tribute post! Your grandpa sounds like he a was a great man.

jennifer said...

He looked like a happy person. It is tough missing someone like that. I miss my Grandmother terribly. She would have been.... 80? on December 26.

Monkeybean said...

I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for wishing me happy birthday. I think that your birthday tribute to your grandfather is such a neat thing. He sounded like a great man!
Have a great weekend,

Andrea said...

What a beautiful post. Have a great day!

Michelle said...

He sounded like a great guy! My Grandpa died 8 years ago and I still miss him.

Zen Ventures said...

Happy Birthday day! I'm sure you cherish all his memories. I love the old picture. I love anything from the past :) Btw, please join me for DeCode Wednesday tom. See you then!

Zen Ventures
Tosty Brown

Tea Time With Melody said...

I have such good memories of my grand parents. They always leave me with a smile when I go back in time.

Christina said...

I love stories of peoples families. thanks for sharing