He leaves a great legacy of family, which is a great focus in my world of writing and blogging. My grandfather along with his mother raised five children after my grandmother passed away when my mom was a very young child. He served in the military and later became a college math professor. He loved education and loved educating others.
My grandfather never gave me toys and dolls as presents, he always gave books, maps and dictionary's. One year I remember him giving me a set of encyclopedia's when I was in elementary school. It was very exciting for me. I have memories of just sitting on the floor looking through the books waiting to get a project to write about so I could use my encyclopedia's. There were so many books from a-z and here they were right in my hands, it was love at first sight and to this day I still love books.
Grandfather always corrected my English, if I said a word incorrectly, he made sure I said it right. First he would say "what did you just say?". Whenever I heard that statement I know I said something wrong. After I would repeat it, he would tell me the correct way to pronounce the word and make me say it again. I then adopted the same trait and I still correct my children's English, it's funny because I find myself wanting to correct adults also, it's my grandfather in me.
This post is dedicated to him and as we lay him to rest, he will never be forgotten. He lives on through his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
|My grandfather and I when he turned 92|
|My husband and my grandfather, they were good buddies.|
|My children with their great-grandfather.|
I choose to remember him as he lived, I remember his wit and sharpness at 92 years old. May he rest in peace. Please keep my family in your prayers as the final arrangements are being made.
Cherish the moments and God bless.