Psalm 37:7

"Be still and rest in the LORD;

Wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him."

-Psalm 37:7

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Generational Gift.

My Grandfather. We celebrate him every day, but today marks his 100 years. He passed away on Valentine's Day in 2002. He was an amazing Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Friend, Neighbor, Baseball player, Football player, Joke teller, Story teller, Gardener, Golfer, Pool player, Boxer, Collector, Heavy foot "for an old man" on the gas pedal, Provider, Man of his word, Devoted, Selfless, Admired, Music loving, Romantic at heart, Gifted, Loving, Caring, Generous, Silliest, Childlike, Loyal, Curious, Dearest, Bravest, Determined, Proudest, Family man I've ever known. He taught me so much about life and I luckily get to carry a part of him with me, always -everywhere I go.

Thank you, Gramps for sharing your life with us. You touched so many hearts along the way. We love you. You ARE a Generational Gift.

Here's to you (holding up Martinelli's Sparkling Cider -he never drank and would call us "Boozers" when WE would)

Luigi Vincenzo Mancuso, Happy Birthday today! May 23, 1909 - May 23, 2009
PS: I miss your homemade "Pork fried rice", my $2 bill allowances on Sundays after church, the name "Jake" you'd attach to everyone no matter what their name was and most of all our talks about life and the way we'd swap our vivid dreams. So this is for you, Gramps, "Vedali nei miei sogni".

2 comments: said...

wonderful!! i should write somthing about my grandparents :-)

Mama bear said...

it's nice to keep your thoughts about them so you can share them with your children and keep that generation close. i don't like there to be any gaps.

my grandparents were very close to me and such apart of who i am because of it.

i need to go and read your blog, you're so good at keeping up with mine.

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