Friday, April 3, 2009

"Fool"ish Grampa???!

My first April blog. I MEANT to do an April's Fool blog, and tell you all some big silly lie, but I figured it would probably have only made me laugh, and not really anyone else! April Fool's day is fun around here with kids, and we get a little crazy! My 10 year old daughter wanted to "get" everyone, so she was scheming all day. So funny. Just little things, but she got good at it! She fooled me into believing that Little Man figured out how to take off his diaper and that he had pooped in the living room! Good one!! She fooled Mr. Smarty Pants by telling him that his new computer that dad just helped him order online wouldn't be here until May got an email saying so! That one really made her laugh! (the laptop will actually be here tomorrow!) And she fooled Daddy by telling him she only got one A on her report card. :) She's got a real funny bone, that one! I should have tried harder at fooling her into letting me take a picture of her to post here! She still sabotages all of my tries!

It was a big day 86 year old grandfather was honored by the Governor, along with 32 other Worthy people here in the state of Maine at the State Capital! He was a pilot in the army and some of the things he went through in war are amazing. I love looking at old pics of him from the 30's and 40's. I must admit I allow myself to forget sometimes, that "old' people were once my age! They did more than sit with warm blankets on their laps, watch Jeopardy and do puzzles! My grandfather has Parkinson's Disease, but his mind is in full tact. My grandmother died in September of '08, and would have been so proud. Here they are, on their wedding day! It was a second marriage for both of them. He is actually my step-grandfather, but the only grandfather I really ever knew, so Real to me. :)
After the Ceremony at the Capital, we all (20 of us) went to lunch, and HE paid!! He really wanted to treat us all. So sweet. He is so quiet, just observing his daughter, son, daughter-in-law, grand-daughters and grand-sons, grand-son's-in-law, and many small great grandchildren! It was very special. The first time I ever drove a car, I was 10......!! Sat on Grampa's lap and did the steering while he did the pedals! His passion was flying, and he lived 1/2 mile from a small airport before having to move to a nursing home. I flew with him when I was a teenager, and he would let me fly the small "2 person" plane! Once, I even landed one!! He was so comfortable in a plane. He talks now of having his own wings when his Jesus returns, and takes us home!
This was an interesting post.....April Fool's updates, and some sentimental words about Grampa!


  1. Sounds like you'll be having fun in years to come on April 1!!
    I love the story of your grandfather!

  2. GG sounds like me as a child trying to trick everyone. I would have totally believed the LM poop story too!

    I read this late last night but didn't take time to comment (only a thanks for sharing). It's amazing how much we can learn from just being in the same room with older people. I miss my Grandpa so much and think on the stories he used to tell me and the time we spent together. The memories we have will last forever and I'm glad you got to spend that special occasion with your Grampa.

  3. This was a great post; much better than pulling a April Fool's prank on us. It was better reading about the one pulled on YOU (LOL).

  4. What a heartwarming post. Congrats to your Grandfather!

    Winks & Smiles,


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