April 4, 1968...Martin Luther King's Assasination

by DEE


April 4, 1968 is burned in my brain not because of Martin Luther King's death but that day is the day my wonderful grandfather transitioned.

My grandfather was one of the kindest men I've known. He was always willing to help others in need. When our family gathered on Sundays for dinner, he would tell jokes after the meal and had the adults in stitches.

He loved fishing and I remember seeing him and his friends load the truck for their infamous overnight fishing excursions.

My memories of my grandfather are close to my heart and I love to share them with my friends.

He gave me 17 cats, a rabbit, and a cocker spaniel dog, I named Frisky. He taught me how to recognize the stars, the sounds of birds, and the names of trees.

My grandfather believed in looking his best and prided himself in wearing the best suits and shiny shoes. He also loved his black 1957 Chevrolet with red interior!

Even as an adult, he would only put a nickel in the church collection plate. When asked why, he responded, "Every since I was a little boy that's what I did and if the Preacher needed more money he needed to get a job". Like I said he was very funny.

But most of all, he loved me and I loved him!!

For those of you who were fortunate to spend time with your grandfathers, please take a few moments and thank GOD for the love they gave you.

Love and Peace

OPP...Other Peoples Problems

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Your grandfather sounds like a really sweet man. The men in those days never went out, without dressing their best. And their love of family was awesome!!!

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