Thursday, January 5, 2012

don't make 'em like they used to, except for a few fine exceptions (dear husband)

I recently received this picture from my aunt who was going through old pictures.
It is my grandpa.

I just think it is the greatest grandest picture of him- he was a horse rancher, a carpenter and business owner. He was an expert trick diver and a naval man. He remains a father, a husband and one of the kindest souls in the history of the world.
Over the holidays we were fortunate to get most of our family together, him included and I couldn't help but wonder how many years we all have together. I am so thankful that my children have met their great grandpa, even if N did just tell me today how he doesn't like when Gramps talks in the Donald Duck voice ;)
He is also still quite the character.