Thursday, October 18, 2018

Busy busy

I came back from parent teacher conference to find that all three of the kids were in T's room assembling her new bed!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Goodbye to grandpa

This is just a quick note for archival purposes (as I'll probably eventually print out a book version of this for the kids):

Grandpa (the kids great-grandpa) died early yesterday morning at the age of 96, a week before he would have celebrated his 97th birthday with T (they share a birthday, 91 years apart). Despite suffering two heart attacks the previous day and being in the hospital, I'm told that grandpa was cheerful and able to talk on the last day. My sister says that what he was telling everybody was how proud he was of the kids and grandkids.

Grandpa was one of the best people I have ever known. You often hear people say that they put their family first, but that's what my grandparents really did--put their family first.