Saturday, August 14, 2010
Labels: General Gabbing
I love him!
Today my Popo turns 90 years old! These photos are a bit old but they are the most recent ones I have (thank you sister for sending them to me!).
I realize while typing this just how important it is to remember to take my camera today and snap away.
Isn't he adorable? My Popo! So many memories from my childhood. Going to his house (in the mountains) having him point to one of the hills and say "Yep, over yonder there is a good tree u-ens can climb" or getting older and hearing him tell stories about being in the war (one of the only times I've seen him cry, broke my heart). He has been through and seen a lot in his 90 years. Lots of good and at this age, unfortunately, also some sad. We are so blessed to still have him here with us.
This photo makes me want to cry! For starters seeing my girls with their great Popo warms my heart and then to top it off seeing my girls look so young reminds me just how quickly time goes past.
I remember being their age (in this photo) and him stopping by to give me something from his lunch pail each day after work. Raisins are what I remember most.
My grandmother passed away when I was a year old and my Popo remarried. He never gets tired of telling me the story of me pushing her away and saying "It's MY Popo". In fact I'm sure I'll hear that story again today.......at least twice.. (and I will smile and listen with the same love in my heart as he has each time he tells it)
WE LOVE YOU POPO! HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY!
Today the family will gather in your honor. I can't wait to watch you blow out those birthday candles.
Have a great weekend my e-friends!
Posted by Stephanie at 10:19 AM