Friday, February 5, 2010

A Grandpa

This is my Grandpa...Paul.
today is his birthday, but a few years ago he left us.

He is my mothers father, and is greatly missed.
He was a good man, and loved us dearly. He always had something funny to say and always had a crooked grin to back up his humor.

My favorite memory- and I have tons of them- was when he told my brother and I he got a new car- with bucket seats.
We were so excited, because that meant one of us could sit in the front, and one had to be in the back.

Joke was totally on us.
He was a drywaller.
He installed buckets into his car in place of seats.
We were disappointed, but it was funny.

On the day of his funeral, as we were driving to the funeral home, I was overcome with emotion telling my husband and my sister in law about the bucket seats.

Kinda surprised me, because I was with him when he passed, and I was able to keep my emotions pretty well in check.

Never have I laughed and cried so hard at the same time EVER.

Although we are saddened each year on this day, i will never forget those silly bucket seats. :)

Or my grandfather who is greatly respected and missed.


  1. I'm so sorry!

    He reminds me of my dad- he would have done something like the bucket thing!

    My dad passed away a couple years ago as well.

    Funny how you can laugh and cry at the same time!

  2. The bucket seat thing is so funny and one of my favorite stories.... I remember that scene on the way to the funeral - we were laughing so hard, our sides were aching :) hold those memories close to your heart and they will always lift the soul....