Monday, August 22, 2011


My special grandpa left this earth last night. This is a sad day. Hard to wake up to know he will not be here however I'm SO grateful that I was able to know such a great man. He created such an amazing family and came to every single thing to support every family  member. He also had so many friends that respected him. He was in WW2 and came home to new twin girls (which one of them was my mother). He became a teacher and from what I heard, THE BEST TEACHER. He then went on to becoming a Vice Principal at Viewmont High School. Anytime I met someone that knew my grandpa from school, they would always say what a unique VP he was. He really went out of his way to be their friend and help the kids that needed it. He took kids that were struggling in area's to the golf course and play golf with them to spend time with them. 
I was lucky enough to have him become my very own tutor. He would sit down with me in his kitchen and go over math and science with me when I was younger. 
After so many years of being so active in everything, he got Parkinsons Disease. He didn't want that to get the best of him so he would still everything he normally did and more! He woke up at 4 am to do the sand traps at Bountiful Ridge every morning. He loved to take my son up to the course to see the deer and also get the balls around the course to take home. I'm so grateful my son had a relationship with him.
After watching him struggle the past few weeks, I know he is rejoicing with his parents, friends, and family members that have gone before him. It definitely doesn't make the pain easier of losing him but it comforts me. I will miss even going to the hospital to hold his hand and be by him... I will miss driving passed his house and stopping in to see him. He would always make us grilled cheese sandwiches and milk shakes. He also was known for making the best ice cream and sherbet. He was with my grandma for 69 years and I know that she will struggle through the grieving process. 
I love you gramps.. you were so very special to me and SO many people. Can't wait to see you again. 

Love you!


Addison, Crew, and Carter's Mama said...

Mandy, I am so sorry he's gone. He seemed like such an amazing Man. It's so hard losing a loved one. I have one Grandparent left (my grandma) who is now 94 I believe who is amazing and I know it's going to be so hard when she passes. I am sending you and your family lots of love. xoxo!

The Skinners said...

That was so nice to read all your memories of him. I love you and hope you are ok.