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As I have been a bad friend here, due to me being sick most of April, I will do this as a way for me to be with you guys “KIND OF A MEME FOR MAY…”

So for today, May 1st…..

Today is my Great-Great-Grandfathers birthday. He died in 1984, but he would turn 110 today if he was alive. He was born in 1903.

In 2003 our family celebrated his 100th birthday. We all went to the cemetery with flowers and a dram for him. Then Mum and I had made a lunch/dinner at my parents, with all his favourite dishes.
We went there and ate and celebrated him.

I remember when I was a child, and he would come visit.
My siblings and I knew when we came home from school and his cane was standing in the corridor, that he was there, and the afternoon would be special.
Maybe there would be cocoa and bread with butter waiting for us, or maybe he would stay for dinner…
He was Mums Grandfather, her Mums Dad, and he was great at telling stories.
A lot of them were from his youth and during World War 1 and 2, and I was fascinated.
I´ve always loved hearing stories from elderly people.

The day he died…He had been at our house and had paid for a great dinner, no special reason, just because he wanted too. He was feeling great and I remember that us three kids has been send to bed before he left, us kissing him and telling him “see you soon”.
Dad drove him home, and for the first time in a long time he felt good and went up into his flat alone. (Normally dad would walk him up after driving him home)
The next day Mum got a phone call from the police.
The care taker that looked after him everyday had found him dead…..
What they found out was; he had gotten up and eaten breakfast with his coffee, and then he had gone back to bed…then in his sleep he died.

I think he went peacefully, having had a wonderful day the day before..and now he is sitting on his star, looking down on us, and making sure that we are pulling through our problems….



( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 1st, 2013 05:06 pm (UTC)
A wonderful story of a wonderful man XxX
May. 2nd, 2013 02:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you Susan♥
May. 1st, 2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
That is a beautiful story!
I think it's important to have such a memory of someone who isn't there any longer.
May. 2nd, 2013 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you hon..The memories are so alive when we talk about him...
May. 1st, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
Aww, he sounds amazing. It's lovely that you have such nice memories of him, and I'm sure he's very proud of you now!
May. 2nd, 2013 02:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your kind words honey, he was an important person, both when Mum grew up and later to us..
May. 2nd, 2013 11:31 am (UTC)
That is a wonderful story and your have terrific memories of him. He sounds like he was an amazing man. Thanks for sharing the story.
May. 2nd, 2013 02:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you darling, he was special and very important to us..
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May. 3rd, 2013 05:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you darling♥ I am so glad that you like my posts here...
I love you P and I miss you♥♥
May. 4th, 2013 12:51 am (UTC)
That's such a lovely story. Thanks so much for sharing with us. I love that he died peacefully in his sleep after such a long and interesting life, and that you and your family got to spend so much time with him. *hugs tight*
May. 5th, 2013 03:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you darling♥
Yes, the way he died is what I would want for everyone, happy and in peace.
I am glad you like my personal stories..
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