Thursday, October 16, 2014

In Remembrance


My Great Grandfather passed away early Sunday morning at the age of 92 and was laid to rest yesterday morning in Wyoming beside my Great Grandmother. He was a World War II veteran, a husband of over 70 years, a father of three and one of the greatest men I ever had the pleasure of meeting. His legacy included 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

Growing up, we would make the drive up to Wyoming at least once a month to visit my Great Grandparents, and I was always in complete awe of how in love they still were after so many years. Even when he was in his 80s and they had been married for over 60 years, my Grandpa was always quick to open the door for Grandma or hand her his jacket and he and would giddily hold her hand when we'd go to the store or out to dinner. I have never seen two people look at each other the way those two did, and I will always remember seeing them dance and laugh in their living room like a pair of newlyweds. Their story was truly unique and I'm so glad they were able to spend 70 years by each others' side. When my Grandmother passed away two years ago, my Grandfather's heart was broken beyond repair and he was never the same again. I have no doubt he and my Grandmother are finally together again at last, along with my Nana and her little sister.

Rest in Peace, Grandpa. I miss you terribly already.

1 comment :

  1. This is so sweet. Im so sorry for your loss, you can tell that you loved him lots from the sweet things you wrote. Also its inspiring to hear about a love like that!
    Justine
    http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

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