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R.I.P. pop-pop

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by WellSeasoned, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    It's not like me to do this.... but I will

    My grandfather passed this morning into the gates of heaven. My best friend, father like, who taught me to fish at a young age, how to be a man, a good husband, and a good father. He fought for our freedom, loved the Lord, and would help anybody. I miss you already, love you, rest in peace. :(
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  2. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Sorry to hear about your loss....
  3. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Very sorry for your loss WS.
  4. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Sorry for you loss Wellseasoned. With time the memories will put a smile on your face, maybe just a song when you're driving down the road or drinking his favorite soft drink ( At my grandfathers we drank squirt, still when I grab one it reminds me of heading to the barn in the old truck with him.)

    Zap
  5. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Sorry to hear it. I am at that point in life when most of the good people in my life are leaving. I know that it leaves a hole that can't be filled.
  6. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    As a young boy, and on into my teens, I was quite close with my maternal grandfather. It's been 34 years now since he died. I still think of him pretty much every day, and I know I will continue to love him and miss him as long as I'm able to remember him. In a lot of ways I'm very much like him, so he's living on in me in a way, I s'pose. Time will soften the edges of your grief...but don't try to rush it. It's a journey best walked through slowly. It's the curse of growing older...losing the older folks we've always loved. So hard. Cling tightly to family & close friends. Rick
  7. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Snuffles from Dix & Matisse your way.

    Miss mine. He taught me how to ball room dance whilst standing on his shoes.

    I can hear him now "Come on, Doll, get it together".

    Those memories are beyond measure. Cherish them.
  8. DexterDay

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    Condolences from our family. Thoughts and Prayers headed your way WS.
  9. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    He's gone, but not forgotten
    Gone, yet still he's here
    He'll be there if you need him
    Tomorrow, or, next year.
    No need for sorrow or for crying
    Those tears will come and go
    But always in your memories
    He'll be there .....and you'll know

    May your pop-pop rest in peace.
  10. WellSeasoned

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    Thank you everyone for your kind words. Very touching...
  11. rottiman

    rottiman Minister of Fire

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    Deepest sympathy from our house as well. Understand how your feeling right now as we lost both mothers within 3 weeks of Xmas. Remember the good times and know that he is in a better place.
  12. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Sorry to hear this.
  13. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Just know that my thoughts are with you and yours.
  14. WellSeasoned

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    Thanks again everybody.
  15. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    My deepest condolences to you and yours. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
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    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Very sorry WS..
  17. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Codolences.

    I never had a grandfather, and my girls don't either. You're lucky for the time you had. Cherish it.
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    Sorry to hear WS. I a good father is wonderful, but there's something different and special about a pop-pop. I feel for ya.

    pen
  19. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    I never did either, thankfully my kids are more fortunate than me. They have a great "Papa" and "Grandpa".
  20. Freakingstang

    Freakingstang Feeling the Heat

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    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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    Sorry for your loss.
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    tickbitty Minister of Fire

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    I'm so sorry WS. Virtual hugs to you. He must have been very proud of you.
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    Wow Man---SO sorry for

    Wow....So so sorry WS..... He sounds like a truly great role model--glad u listened and followed his wisdom. May GOD rest him and his deep-soul...
  24. WellSeasoned

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    Thanks everyone. The funeral is today, then the healing process will begin.

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