Monday, June 27, 2011
My sweet Grandpa Earl was reunited with his sweet wife yesterday. I am sure his daughter Nancy and several other relatives were there to greet him as well.
Today I am filled with memories of him. Playing hardball at Shanghai (and then offering to give me cards), watching the birds at the backyard feeder (he could recognize individuals), tending the raspberry bushes, giving us candy behind Mom's back, showing us the backrooms of his store, hugging me and telling me that I was beautiful and to "be a good girl."
Grandpa, I love you. You really were and are the best grandpa ever. You loved Grandma completely and each of your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. That is so much love for one person to give, and you gave it so well. I miss you, we all do, but we are so happy that you are where you want to be: with Grandma again.