Well Grandpa, you were a faithful son and are now enjoying our heavenly father’s house in a new body without pain and serving the Lord for eternity. Although we miss you, we know we’ll be together very soon.
The following things remind me of my grandparents and I know many members of our family share the same memories:
Snow white hair
Norwegian wool sweaters
Black buffed shoes
Cuffed rolled shirts
Old black TV remote with rubber bands
Old spice canister on a war-room shelf
Multiplying nutcrackers rising up a flight of stairs
Corgi dogs with short-man syndrome (Thore + Rosie)
Dog bones in car trunk
Coo Coo Clocks
Peanut bridle “Not quite right”
Fudge “Not quite right”
Berry butter nuts
Buffalo cow patties aka (Grandpas Salisbury Steak)
Butter milk in a glass, a small glass for me
Christmas music in May
Leif Erikson Day
Leisure time resort
“Chinese made garbage”
Coffee or milk with old fashion donuts
Fred Meyer croissants
Basement workout gym
TBS bench seat cushions
Work days with Grandpa
Ab roller wheel
Black coal for fireplace
Basement cupboards filled with Board Games
Personal Snake Lake tour guide, Superman Tree.
Arm muscle made by blowing into a thumb
Survivalist spirit with a nettle throbbing tong
Green Cowboy boots
Empty egg cartons
Tickle back after big family dinner with egg cracks on our head
Cotton balls filled with fragrant oil.
Little army of trolls
and so much more...
Thank you, Grandpa and Grandma, for always being there and for all the memories we shared. I am looking forward to passing your traditions down to our children and pray that we can use some of your examples with prayer to keep our family relationships strong.