Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Grandpa John

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! We are going to have a white Thanksgiving this year. Yup, up to 10 inches of snow expected which started this morning.

I hope you all have an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend with family & friends. In past years, tonight was a big "going out" night a.k.a. drinking too many beers and running into people you may or may not want to see from high school. 

Do you go out on Thanksgiving Eve?


Today is also the 20th anniversary of my Grandpa John going to heaven. I was 10 when he passed away but I have very fond memories of him. My grandparents lived in Scottsdale, Arizona when I was growing up and I have great memories of going to visit them in the summertime. They had an in ground pool and I would swim for days in that desert heat.

He was a very smart man. He was also very calm. My Dad also carries these traits and in some ways, I'm reminded of my grandpa when I see my Dad.

I'm so thankful to still have a bunch of letters from him. He wrote letters to me quite often when I was growing up and I'm so glad my Mom saved them.

I love and miss you, Grandpa John!

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1 comment:

  1. Oh my, in my home town the *thing* to do the night before Thanksgiving is go out and share (several) beers with friends (as well as others you probably didn't want to see). However, as the years pass, that tradition slips on to the younger crowd. I can't remember the last Thanksgiving I went out - which is probably for the best.

    I hope you and your family had a fabulous Thanksgiving.