Monday, December 26, 2011


Two years ago, on December 19th, he turned 89 and we had a big party.
He turned 91 last Monday and we thought warm fuzzy thoughts about what a wonderful grandfather he is. I wasn't there for his birthday, but missed him all day long. I knew for sure that I'd make a visit over Christmas break.

Then on Saturday, he passed away. My Grandpa was granted entry into the pearly gates for Christmas this year.

Happy for him. Sad for us.

I will always remember:
*chocolate in the refrigerator
*a deep, slow voice
*a warm laugh
*bread and butter
*gentle hands
*oatmeal cream pies

He called me Melanie Rose. I like that.

Oh, I love my Grandpa Harold.
Heaven got one of our good ones this time.



Aliki2006 said...

I am so very sorry for your loss...

Jenifer said...

Your Grandpa sounds like a wonderful sorry for your loss. Your memories sound lovely.

Michelle said...

So sorry for the loss of your grandfather :( Sounds like you have some wonderful memories of him. Praying for you during this difficult time.

Di said...

Those sweet memories are what we hang on to as we say our good byes. Grandpa is the lucky one... and Heaven welcomed him with open arms!!! Praying for you and your whole family. It is never easy.

Nan | Wrath Of Mom said...

Ah. Mel. I'm sorry to hear your grandpa passed away. This is a moving tribute.