Saturday, January 5, 2013

great gramps 1917-2013

doug's gramps passed away yesterday
but what i wanted to talk about was our New Years Eve with him
i saw him last Christmas Eve
& the boys had not seen for awhile
so we came home early from the lake
to be with him, 
and mom & pop
and Lisa
and that is what we did
it was so nice
we sat around his bed
ordered pizza & pop 
played BigBand music & partied together :)
great gramps' feet bopped in bed perfectly in time to the music
he couldn't talk so he squeezed the boys hands 
so hard it hurt
Doug joked that gramps was a tough old guy
he just smiled, winked & continued squeezing them

it was so nice
i know i said that already but it really was

we did not go back with the boys after that nite
we wanted them to have that last party as their memory

i took this on nick's ipod
it makes me smile


thank you great gramps for all the memories
we will never forget
keep dancing

8 comments:

Exclusively by Mel said...

Oh I'm sorry about your gramps xxx
your post was sad and lovely at the same time xxx
Lots of Love,melly.

Creepy Glowbugg said...

So sorry for your loss. Those final memories are to be cherished like gold!
May your sorrows pass quickly and your memories last forever.

Kim Piggott said...

Vanessa I am so sorry to read that Doug's Gramps has passed away. I love the photo of him and your boys such a special memory for you all to keep in your hearts.
Take care sweet girl.
hugs
kim xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Sending you all huge hugs hunnie. That photo is gorgeous & a great way to remember a great person
Hugs Shell xx

Vicky said...

So very sorry about your gramps sweetie, I'm sure he had a grand old life. Love the piccy & its good to have those good memories as last ones shug, treasure them.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
My thoughts are with you all hun.

Tammy (Scrappy and T) said...

Sorry to hear of your loss V. The pizza party sounds like a blast!! Im happy to hear you all have a wonderful memory of that day.

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry to read of your family's loss.

But I am so glad, for all of you, that you have a very positive memory of your last time with Doug's Great Grandfather.

As ever, thank you for sharing.

Jen

Wedgie said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss Vanessa. What a wonderful post you have created here, a lovely tribute to Gramps and your last party with him.

Wedgie xxx