A family friend passed away last week. He was the grandfather of my childhood friends that I have known since I was born, so I saw him almost as my surrogate grandpa. His passing brought to life fresh memories of when my grandparents died. What a terrible time that was. I cry now just to think of it.
But instead of dwell on the unhappy, I'd rather show you my favorite pictures of my grandparents. My grandmother was so beautiful, and do you know my happiest moment? When I go home to visit, and people who knew my grandmother approach me and tell me that I look just like her. Ok, I'm almost crying again. I need to stop, since I'm at work and probably look quite foolish. But wasn't she so beautiful?
And her and my grandpa's wedding picture is just so...wonderful. This was obviously snapped before they were aware that the photographer was actually taking a picture, because I have another, more formal picture, where they are looking at the camera and are posed. But here...ah. I wonder what Grandpa said, or what was going on, to make my grandma laugh like that. They look so happy.
I miss them terribly, and always will.