Friday, September 4, 2009
Troy's Grandpa's earthly mission is complete, but his memory will live on. Parker seemed to know what was going on better then we did. I was getting so frustrated with him the night of Grandpa's passing, because I he was being so fussy. It wasn't until later that night we found out grandpa had passed. I'm grateful we were able to visit with him not too long ago and got these pictures of him holding Parker.
Memories of Grandpa:
*Always "dressed up"
*Always had a punny line (Troy has a similar since of humor)
*Always had ice cream, and as you would eat it he would warn you, "You better watch out it might get in your mouth."
I remember going into his workshop and was fascinated by the bags of sawdust, I always wanted to take it home and put it into a big pile and jump into it like a pile of leaves. My dad somehow would always convince me that I didn't need to.
I will alway share the mission experience in Ireland, they served a church education system mission there 10 years before I did. I actualy remember singing "We will bring the world his truth (Armies of Helaman)", that song has been my favorite childrens hymn ever since.
While my grandparents lived in there old house there never was a visit without ice cream, Grandpa was always the one to scoop out the ice cream.
When we would eat over (maybe it was before ice cream) we woulod have to wash our hands, and when we were realy little grandpa would help, especially for drying our hands. Grandpa would hold the towel over his open hands and when I would put my hand in the town he would rub our hands vigorously until they were dry.
Every birthday Grandpa (and Grandma) would take us to lunch, our time of one on one [two]. It was even more special due to us rarely ever going out to eat as a family. We would always (when we were really little) go get a "Whopper" from burger king, Grandpa always said they were the best burgers.
Grandpa was a car man, he always would notice the cars make and models around him, and always drove.
he had "golden plates" that he made, I'm guessing for seminary, and showed us grandkids at a family night with all of the grandkids.
Whenever we would get a glass of water he would use the same line of "be careful it will get your mouth wet"
We are happy that families can be together forever.