March 25, 1919 - November 30, 2008
I think I was 19 when we took this picture together.
Grandpa was a wonderful knitter and tailor. He knit this white blanket for Miss S when she was born, and he made this dolly for me when I was probably only 8 or 10.
His organ graces my front room. I remember countless hours playing this organ when I would spend the night with him and Grandma.
And his sewing table graces my bedroom and my heart.
His sewing machine is also on its way to me. A loving gift from him that was sent just a few days ago, before we knew this weekend would be his last. His legacy will live on through his descendants and he will always be remembered. Today I am especially grateful to believe in the eternal nature of families and to know that Grandpa is reunited with his family and loved ones that have passed on before. I know it was a glorious morning for him to be with his beloved wife again, my Grandma, who passed away more than 20 years ago.