Congratulations Dr. Olson and Family on your 1st Grandchild. Everett Alro born 1/15/19. 8lbs 4oz. Life will never be the same. #grandpa #awesome #chiropractic
My little man playing with his Grandpa’s tablet (my dad told me he knows how to use it😂)! I guess you could say they’re buddies! #grandpa #grandson
Lovely afternoon with this little superstar ❤️
You know you're getting old when you sip wine, got slippers that makes you look like a grumpy old man, never goes out and your cat is the biggest subject to talk about 😁😅
Sidenote: yes, she likes to stand on her tail.
#grandpa #basicbitch #catman #introvert
Grandpa and Hunter 💙 #헌터는
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This is my grandad who we called Popa holding Cora when she was 6 weeks old, he died on 02/01/19 he was 92 years old, it was his funeral today - I shared the following memories of him
When I was a child If I asked popa his age he always said 37, he remained 37 for a long time even after my mum had turned 40 - so it was a great surprise to us all when he turned 80 let alone 90
Popa was a big fan of Al Jolson & glen miller - when we came to stay he would always play the music extra loud in the morning when he wanted us to get up for breakfast, after breakfast we would get our coats on and get ready to walk into rhydaer to buy ice cream but not before we all had a tot of sherry to keep us warm!!...... we were around 6, 7 & 8 at this point! Not only did he give us alcohol at such a young age he also swore all the time - by telling us he loved us with all of his bloody heart
Popa was fond of a tall story - he told me that as a young man he had attended art college - I asked where were his paintings - his response was that he didn’t do paintings cause he didn’t like to get his hands messy!! Needless to say although he didn’t attend art college he did do brilliant drawings & he could play any song he had heard on a number of musical instruments without any sheet music
In true grandad style popa always found some money behind our ears to
Buy some ice cream & chocolate!
Popa had really ticklish feet and couldn’t bear anyone to touch them, but he still let us paint his toes - each toe in a different colour!
When we came to stay there was a road trip to Abber or similar to see the sea...... we always used to sing ‘she’ll be coming round the mountain when she comes.... she be coming round the mountain....
#grandpa #grandfather #popa #youwillbemissed #funeral #sayinggoodbye #rip #hopeyouarewithnannynow #shellbecomingroundthemountain #fondmemories #treasuredmemories #treasuredmoments
We'll always love Big Poppa
Feliz cumpleaños a mi #1
! ❤️👴🏼 Throughout this phase of finding out you have Alzheimer’s until today, you’ve remained positive through it all just for us. You’re the definition of a true student of life, you continue trying to learn new things everyday you wake up. To the one that laughs the loudest, has the biggest smile and heart I wish you a happy birthday! Because 15 will always look good on you ❤️ #grandpa #love
These little loves have a way of bringing a smile to grandpas face. My dad sometimes serious but he has a big heart and would take his shirt off for anyone in need. Growing up we had everything we needed...working long hours as a construction worker. Mom never had to work because he made it possible for her to stay home and care for us. I recall vacations to Mexico, sometimes without him because he had to stay behind to work and the minute dad would call to check up on us, there I was crying for him lol...daddy’s girl. So grateful to celebrate another year of my dads life. Love and adore the man who loved me first ❤️ #LatePost #DadsBirthday #MyLittleLoves #BlessedDaughter
&Tia #Pa #PapaGonzalo #Grandpa #GrandchildrenMakeLifeGrand
I can't believe this photo is just shy of 2 weeks old... Grandpa, this is exactly how I'll always remember you greeting me --- a BIG grin, your Grandpa laugh, a tight squeeze, and a seat on your lap.💓 Followed by the consecutive inquiries of whether I'm being treated alright!! ➡ OR ELSE 👞 😇Sure going to miss you and all the above, but I know you're in the BEST place watching over all of us.😇
Richard “Dick” Johnston was drafted into the service on July 6th 1942 at fort Meade. He did his basic training in Camp Forrest Tennessee where he wrote his mother about daily life and how he wasn’t that good at shooting but to not worry because “the army will fix that” the letters were doodled on by his buddy to make them more personal I’ll post them another time. He then was assigned to the 319th field artillery unit as part of the 80th infantry division. He went to fort Dix Maryland for artillery school and some time during his training they were to crawl under wire while a 1917 water-cooled .30 caliber machine fired over their heads. During the exercise the gunner lost control of the machine gun and a stray bullet hit my grandfather in the head. He was rushed to England general hospital in Atlantic City. He stayed there in recovery for 2 yeas from 1942 to 1944. His friends had no idea what happened to him. He lost his ability to write with his right hand and the letters in the post are some of the last things he wrote with his right hand. He was honorably discharged from service on the 14th of September 1944. Upon release his character was described as “excellent”. He was then given a pension of 115 dollars a month for the rest of his life. Soon after he met my grandmother and they started a family. The accident scared my grandfather with seizers and a lack of feeling in his right side. He passed away in 1980 and I never got to meet him. I grew up with stories from my parents about him and I remember first pulling his uniform out from the back of the closet and I think started a spark in me. Family history is important, it’s how you got here it’s the story’s of your family everyone is different, my grandfathers war story is not filled with valor and glory but a mistake that effected him till the day he died. With veterans getting older and older it is important that their personal stories are heard and preserved because ones who forget history are bound to repeat it. If you read this all thank you and I’ll be posting more pictures from my grandfathers photo album in the next posts.
#ww2 #vet #history #family #grandpa #wwii