Original Grandpa...

Wow, this is turning out to be one CRAZY week, I have so much to do, I don't even know where to begin. And the kids are in one of those, "worst enemy" phases...I had to post this though. I made it over a month and have had to sit on my hands to keep myself from posting it. This week's SSC Sketchy Saturday, a few days late:

My take:

This is my Grandpa, back in his navy days. Isn't he the most handsome young man? To me, he is the original "Melville" (my maiden name). A man full of strength and honor, the quiet observer. My Grandpa was always special, but in his later years, he became even more so. Once only adding small one liners into a conversation, he became so chatty :) It was fun to watch this transformation. He took over as a father figure for both me & my sister after our Dad passed. He helped us buy our cars & walked us down the aisle at our weddings. He drove many miles to meet both of my boys (a trip that should have taken 1.5 hrs, I'm sure took him three)!! He was everything a Grandpa should be & more. I miss him very much and I'm so happy I was able to make this page to honor him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tribute to Grandpa. It would make him smile.
You did a wonderful job describing him Maureen.
Love,
Mom

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