Monday, March 2, 2009


My grandpa passed away last night. Words, especially my words, cannot fully explain the love and respect I have for him. In my eyes he was perfect, everything you would want a grandpa to be. He was a tease, he would always let you sit on his lap, and before he would let you go you had to give him a kiss on the cheek. (that is what I loved about him the most) he loved to slap your hand every time you walked by his chair, he loved to "milk your mouse", he loved to twist your fingers and toes. He was righteous and loving and charitable. He made you feel special, he loved his family. He worked hard, he loved his cabin, and shared it unselfishly with us. Ultimately I think he built if for us, he once asked Marley, he said "Marley, do you know who's cabin this is? She said "yours?", and he said "nope, its everybody's." That cabin has provided his entire family with some of our best memories. I will miss him, but I happy to know where he is.


Abby said...


I am very, very sorry to hear the news about your Grandpa. Your words were very touching. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

Spencer and Elisa Roberts Family said...


So sorry to hear about your grandpa. He really was a special guy and I have so many fond memories of him!

Anonymous said...

Trachel, I am very sorry for the loss of your wonderful Grandfather. I have sooo many wonderful memories of him growing up. I think he had alittle grandpa for us all in him. I am so glad you were able to see him with your family last week one last time. I'm sure that memory will be priceless!

Allred's said...

Oh crud, I am so sorry your going through this right now. I love grandparents, and even though we understand "the plan" it is still sad. My grandmother is expected to pass this week, and I just hate these moments. I seriously feel with your right now. Oh and the milking the mouse thing cracks me up, that hurts really bad too.

Connie said...

Trachel, What a crazy week for you. But how romantic they both went in the same week. Isn't that how we all hope it happens? Love you tons.

Preesley is 1!