Age:[ 24 ] Gender:[ F ]
My Grandpa M (as we called him when talking about our grandfathers) passed away on March 18, 1997. That was two days ago. I loved him very much, but never really realized how much until he was gone. I still don't know that it has entirely hit home yet, but this site and this space is helping me deal with my grief, which is in the early stages. Grandpa M. will be buried tomorrow, so I think being there, even though there isn't going to be a graveside service, will provide a lot of closure. I am still feeling really guilty that until the day he died I hadn't seen him in almost a year. That's an issue that I will still have to come to grips with. I have many wonderful memories of him. He was a talented man. He made many wonderful toys for his children that his grandchildren all played with, and I hope this his great-grandchildren will get to play with them too. He was very talented when it came to working with wood. Although he only had an eigth grade education, he was one of the most intelligent people I ever knew. If something broke, no matter what it was, he could fix it. If he couldn't, it couldn't be fixed. I remember as a kid when I went to Grandpa M's house, he always had a box of Cracker Jacks waiting for me and my brother! I remember that as soon as we walked in the door and said our hello's, my brother and I would race to the kitchen to make sure that Grandpa M remembered to buy the Cracker Jacks. Grandpa M almost always had a pet dog, there was Susie 1, Kelly, Suzy 2, Shiela and then Dakota (Coty for short). I only knew the later three dogs.
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