I don't remember my mom's dad (Pap, as I called him) as well as I was in 2nd grade when he passed away, but I do remember he always read books to me and my brother - "Old Mother Hubbard" was my favorite - I actually have the book we used to read together!! He was a kind and patient man and there is no doubt that he loved us Grandkids. My mom's mom (Grandma) was wonderful - when my brother and I would fight, she would say "ho, ho, ho" (yes, like Santa) and we would stop, she never had to say more than that. She loved to walk, and we would walk all around where she lived - go to the toy store and even to lunch. When we would sleep over, we always got a bowl of cereal before bed and woke up to the smell of bacon - yummy. I have a lot of found memories with her.
|Not quite sure what year this is, but its me with my brother (red sweatsuit), cousins, Grandma and Pap. I'm the fat one sitting on Pap's lap - holding his ear?!?!|
I'm fortunate to have another set of Grandparents - Munner and Granddaddy (my stepdad's parents). I didn't know them until later in life, but they were a blessing as well. My Granddaddy was the crazy guy that told insane stories (which my gullible self believed) and Munner is the southern belle...and quite the cook!
|Will and I with Munner and Granddaddy at the 50th Anniversary Party (June 2008)|