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26 April 2009

Remembering Papa

My Grandfather would have been 94.  We are celebrating his birthday for the first time without him.  He had a long life…well lived…and well loved.

12 comments:

Matt-Man said...

Being the last of nine, and my mom having me at the age of 43, I never really knew any of my four grandparents...You're a lucky chick. Cheers to you and your Grandfather's spirit, Kat!!

Mel said...

Oh how graced you were to have him...and to still have family surrounding you....

<-- liked the teddy bear, thumb suckin' photo....LOL

Gotta admit they all made me smile. Lucky you....yaknow?

(((((((((( katherine ))))))))))))

The Teamster said...

a very nice tribute katherine....

Linda said...

Such a lovely tribute to a man who was obviously very well loved by his family and who will always be remembered.

My grandfather died in 1972 when I was but 13 years old and I still miss him all these years later. There is just something about grandfathers and their special place in our lives that can't be filled by anyone else.

Sandee said...

That was beautiful, absolutely beautiful. It was obvious that your grandmother and grandfather loved each other very, very much. They are so very special. He's in heaven and I hope he's having a wonderful birthday.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hug. :)

The CEO said...

That was an exceptional tribute of love in remembrance of someone you cherished. You were blessed to have had someone so wonderful in your life. Enjoy today, and remember him well.

{{{{{ Katherine }}}}}

Bond said...

Beautiful tribute Katherine.

Thank you for sharing with us all.

Travis said...

My grandpa will be 85 in June. I miss not seeing him.

Jeff B said...

Both of my grandfathers passed when I was pretty young.

Beautiful tribute to your papa.

Desert Songbird said...

Everyone should be so blessed to be able to look back upon their lives and see these: family, love, and happy times.

YOU are blessed to have had this man in your life. I never knew any of my grandparents; most of them died before I was even conceived, and one I visited just once before she passed away.

I, Like The View said...

one of my grandfathers lived until he was 92. . .


but for all the years I knew any of them, I never saw any grown-up in my family express love and happiness as even just that first image


you are blessed

X

Mimi Lenox said...

I am having trouble with the video. I can't get past the first 2 images. Will come back.

I remember your post about him last year. He was indeed well loved.