Sunday, May 30, 2010

Two Great Men

We just returned from a nice family vacation.

We took a little road trip down to the Florida Gulf Coast, and we stopped off in Mississippi on our way down to visit with my family.

These are my grandfathers - two men that were always an important part of my life growing up, and I hope that never changes.

This is my Grandaddy (please pardon these lovely expressions on my munchkins).

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He has hearing aids and when you hug him and get close to his ears, they whistle at you - been that way as long as I can remember hugging him.
I love that little whistle.

This is my Papaw (again, please pardon the lack of cooperation from my munchkins).

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There isn't anything this man can't do. He was a dairy farmer all his life, and if anything broke, and I mean ANYTHING, he could fix it. He can make anything, and he has a thing for pulling pony-tails of little girls. He did this to me growing up, and I can only imagine him full of devilment doing the same thing to his sisters and classmates in grade school. I think of him often when I pull my hair back in a pony-tail.

These men.

These phenomenal men.

They are important to me, and I only wish that my children would know them and love them the way I know them and love them. It's sad for me to live so far away from them, but I take what I can get, and know that my children will hopefully have their own lovely memories of these two to share one day.

I'm thinking of reusing these pictures and writing a post about how to get children to cooperate in family photos and give you genuine expressions . . . what do you think? . . . these are just priceless to me. :)

4 comments:

Cathy said...

Funny about the munchkins. How wonderful to have to Grandpas (Great Granpas) still here to have contact with your children and to have such a wonderful recollection of them. I had a Grandfather, who, I so wish my children could have known too. And, even still, with so many years having passed since my Grandfather and then later Grandmother have been gone, I still miss them and think of them fondly.

Cathy

April said...

I am glad you shared them anyway too! Plus, kids just do that. I have many an unsuccessful face on my kids, but the memory still holds true.

Twix said...

I hope you enjoyed your time off. Great photos of your two Grandpas. Grandparents are very special people and some day your children will cherish these photos ;o)

Marcina said...

Those pictures are amazing! Your children will love, in the future, see these! Too precious for words :-)