Friday, November 07, 2008

So tomorrow...

I am going to my grampa's funeral.

He was my last living grandparent. He was born in New York in 1919.
He was the eldest of 4 siblings.
He served in the Army and Air Force during WWII
(Pictured here with his father, also in the service).
He met my grandmother in England while he was stationed there.
She was attending nurses' training at the time. They met accidently in the darkness of a bomb shelter.
They were married in 1945.
They had 6 children and eventually settled here in Washington state where their kids had kids and the family started to grow to the staggering proportions it would eventually have.
Here is the whole famn damily in 1988,

and most of the current gang just last month, at Grampa's birthday party.

My gramma passed away back in November, 1995.

My grampa was an amazing man, and one who loved his family, life, and laughing.


furiousBall said...

this was really sweet, what a rich life he had. my condolences to you and your family.

Julie Schuler said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Thanks for posting such beautiful pictures.

lime said...

i'm so sorry, logo. it's such a hard thing to loose one who was so special and had such wonderful qualities, especially when he is the last of a generation. thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures and some of his story with us. i pray the precious memories and the faith you have give you the comfort you need.

big hugs

lime said...

and may i say that last picture is just so wonderful.

Jocelyn said...

I am teary for you. The photos are amazing, as his is sweet, gorgeous smile.

I'm so sorry.

Breazy said...

I am sorry I am just getting over here to see this Logo and I am so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. My prayers go out to you and your family. HUGS!

tsduff said...

I'm in tears over your post - amazing pictures. You must have spent so much time putting this in order and researching the pictures - I'm certainly in awe of your loving history. Thanks for the dear story - I am so reminded of my own dear Grandparents when I see yours. All blessings to you and I am very sorry for your loss. xo

Hobbes said...

That's a lovely tribute. So sorry for your loss.

Real Live Lesbian said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I love that last picture. They look so happy!

Helen + ilana = Hi said...

Your Grandpa was born the same year as my Dad. I bet they were cut from the same cloth. I'm so sorry for your loss.