Hi everyone! We hope you all had a nice and relaxing weekend. We've just been laying low and feeling pretty sad because Great Grandpa (mom's Grandpa) passed away early Saturday morning. We've blogged about him a few times before...check him out here and here.
Mom wanted to post some of her favorite photos of him to help say goodbye.
Great Grandpa was a Corporal in the US Army during WWII! He drove a Jeep all over Europe and always had amazing stories to tell about his Army years.
Here is Great Grandpa holding Mom when she was just 5 months old (July 1970)
Fast forward 29 years and here is Great Grandpa holding his FIRST Great Grandchild...HOLDEN!
Mom and Great Grandpa both loved to play Scrabble...Mom especially loved to play with Great Grandpa because it was such a challenge!
She must be forgetting all the time she challenged his crazy long words and called him a "CHEATER!"!!!
Here is the first time Great Grandpa met me! I was still on the tiny side (I was only 4 months old!)
He always said that when he was a boy, dogs lived outside on the farm and he could never get over the fact that I sleep in the Big Cloud Bed with Mommy and Daddy!
Of course I had to KISS Great Grandpa just to make sure he knew how much I loved him!
He ACTED like he wasn't all excited about it...but Mom thinks he totally dug it!
We'll miss you Great Grandpa!!!
September 11, 1916 - January 23, 2010