Whenever someone passes it seems that we go back to looking at old photographs and remembering all the different memories we had with them. Then the flood of emotions come like a tidal wave hitting us.
Some of my memories include:
With my grandpa, as kids when we would see him we would always pull on his retractable key chain. It would annoy him but we always thought it was funny. My grandfather sold Snap-On tools, when we visited we would always want to climb in his truck and look around. Our summer vacations were always planned around when grandpa was going to the Dale Carnegie Conventions. We would all tag along in the van. Every time we visited we would stop in West, TX to get kolaches. The yummy food he would always make while he was visiting or we were visiting him and grandma.
One recipe he would always make that I loved.
Turkey (leftovers from Thanksgiving or Christmas)
He would boil the bones, turkey fat/drippings & water together to make broth. When the broth was made, he would remove the bones, add the rice, celery, and turkey. Cook till the rice was done and the celery was soft. It was always a comfort and so good too.
Last Tuesday (Dec 16th) I headed to San Antonio to attend my grandfather’s funeral. He had been battling pancreatic cancer for almost a year now. Wednesday was family night as well as a Baptist service. Thursday morning we had the Catholic Funeral for Grandpa. (Grandpa was a devout Catholic. Grandma is a devout Baptist). Then we buried him after Catholic Mass at the gravesite. It was an extremely sad day for my family. We lost someone we all loved dearly. Please pray for my grandmother and our family.
While we are visiting family in Denison, we were hit with some more devastating news. Today, Sunday (Dec 21st), Thomas’s mother passed away. Janis was just released from Baylor Hospital yesterday and was scheduled to start dialysis in Sherman for her kidney that was donated about 10 years ago. Please be in prayer for Thomas and the rest of his family as well.