Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Gramps :)

Today's blog challenge on Two Peas is to write about a special memory with your grandparents. This is a photo of my grandad who lives in England. He's in his mid 90s but still lives alone and is out every day keeping busy with one activity or another. When my nana passed away in 1993 we really didn't think he could do well without her around, but he has proved the whole family wrong, I am glad to say!

Gramps is one of the sweetest people you could ever meet. I have never known him to say a bad word about anyone, and the memories I have of him are all special. I remember when he and nana lived in Mansfield, England we would visit from Scotland a few times a year. We would always have fish-n-chips from the local "chippy" for lunch and Gramps would drive me in his old Ford Escort. He'd always wear his shirt and tie, and when we went out he never went out without his hat and polished shoes - even if it was just to pick up our lunch! His back garden was an amazing place for me as a child: he had a greenhouse where he grew tomatoes and other vegetables, and there was always an animal of some kind that had taken a fancy to his garden. I remember him showing me birds' nests in the hedges, a toad in the mud, and caterpillars changing into butterflies.

I am a lucky girl!

9 comments:

Rachael August 22, 2007 at 11:07 PM  

What great memories!! you are a lucky girl, indeed! :)

Suzy August 23, 2007 at 1:31 AM  

Great post about your Grandpa! Sounds like nothing but fond memories! Great pic too!

Lynn August 23, 2007 at 6:22 AM  

Your Grandpa looks GREAT! He sounds like such a sweetie. Isn't it nice to have such wonderful memories to cherish forever. Love the photo.

EquineSpirit August 23, 2007 at 6:43 AM  

Those are wonderful memories!! He sounds like a very special grandpa!

Alyssa August 23, 2007 at 9:56 AM  

What fun to read about your grandpa. Sounds like he is doing great at his age too!

karrie baker August 23, 2007 at 12:46 PM  

He is just the sweetest! He reminds me of my Papa!! And how funny, I called my grandma "Nana" too!! Anywho, I loved your post, he really is adorable! :)

Sharon in NE August 23, 2007 at 1:08 PM  

Those ARE wonderful memories. I wish he lived closer for you.

Jan August 23, 2007 at 1:54 PM  

He sounds like a very special grandpa!! You are so lucky!

Jill August 23, 2007 at 6:01 PM  

Sounds like a sweetie & what nice memories!