My Grandpa passed away this weekend. He was 88 years old, I believe. He lived a long and productive life. My cousin asked for memories of him to be used at the service, so Grandpa Terry, this one is for you.
- He would often call us “pills” and try to pinch us (nicely) or tickle us. He was pretty jokey, unless he was tired of us being loud and crazy, ha!
- He was constantly watching cowboy movies.
- He loved classical music and always played records. I remember when he got his first cd player. It was a very exciting day at his house.
- He would visit us in Las Vegas and we would go to the mall and he would buy us a gift.
- He would often say, “Ah, hell, Ann Etta.” It is still one of my favorite sayings.
- He loved root beer barrels. I remember him always having some and sharing them. He would hand us a barrel with a clear wrapper.
- Grandpa made all four of my babies knitted quilts and we hold them special. He also made them a bunch of hats and scarves.
- He had the best bat wing eyebrows, which I inherited. They were crazy and out of control. I try to maintain mine better than he did.
- He could play a mean game of checkers and always played games with Spencer when we were in town.
- I remember him being the custodian at our church, which I thought was super cool.
- He loved to read had a good collection of books. I read all 9 volumes of The Work and the Glory from his bookshelf.
- Our last conversation was about music and how he couldn’t hear it. And that the recorder was broken. My heart went out to him. I am glad that he can be in a better place and I hope the music is better than he ever imagined.
- I love my Grandpa. Yes, he was grumpy at times but most of my memories are about him teasing us or trying to steal our noses or something. I know he loved us and loved my kids too. So grateful that families are forever
I wanted to put a picture up but my phone died and has my camera. But I will eventually!