Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Grateful

That little curly headed baby is my grandpa, Douglas. I called him Papa.

He was born in 1909.

He was a good man, a very good man.Last week he passed away at the age of 101. He lived a long and happy life. I am incredibly grateful that he was my grandfather, that I had him in my life for so long. He was so very dear to me.
D.D. Moore
1909 - 2011
Gone Fishin'

xo

30 comments:

CowRoad said...

What a lovely tribute to your 'opa'! (= Dutch for grandpa)
It sounds like he had a grant life...

Sherri B. said...

I am truly sorry for your loss. Even when our loved ones have long lives it is still not easy to say goodbye. My grandma was also 101 when she passed...It is good to have the fond memories. xo

Briaboo said...

I'm really sorry to hear of the loss of your Papa. It's never easy to lose someone you love. Many hugs.

Annie said...

What a beautiful tribute. I'm so sorry for your loss.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.
It must be some comfort to know that he led a long and happy life.
However I know that he will have left a huge space in your world, so I'm thinking about you.
Vivienne x

Pia K said...

i'm sorry for your loss, but also happy that you were blessed with someone good and important in your life for that long. 101 years old, wow.

*hugs*

Carol said...

So sorry for your loss but I'm sure you will have lots of wonderful memories of 'papa'.
What a fantastic age 101!
A lovely tribute.
Carol xx

Katiebee said...

*hugs*

xo

katie

Flaming Nora said...

So sad when some one we love is no longer there.
Thinking of you. xxx

Erin said...

Whoa. That's wonderful and touching. I hope my grandma lives that long. You're lucky to have such a nice stash of photos of your grandpa. RIP . . .

yardage girl said...

So sorry for your loss. What wonderful pictures and memories. 101 is amazing.

Mom L said...

Lola Nova, I am so sorry for your sore heart, but as Diane always says about her own beloved grandmother (also passed away at 101), she got away and made her great escape. I'm sure your grandfather is having many more adventures now.

With love,
Nancy in Iowa

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you my dear friend.

Debby said...

Your grandfather must have seen alot in those 101 years. I bet he had some great stories. Sorry for your loss. Sounds like he was a wonderful man. I like the "gone fishing".

Jennie said...

Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous Grandpa. Big hugs to you XXXJ.

Drewzel said...

I am so sorry for your loss xx
That last pic is beautiful.

Tas said...

Aw, lovey; so sorry to hear that you lost your Papa.

It sounds like he had a wonderful life and you will have plenty of wonderful memories.

xx

june at noon said...

What a special story told in photos. So sorry for your loss.

teddybearswednesday said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. big love to you xoxo

Lola Nova said...

Thank you all for your very sweet comments, they have made me smile.

Sarah said...

I never seem to come up with the right words maybe there isnt any...

May his memories live with you for a long time : o )

silverpebble said...

These photos are a treat to see. Thankyou for showing us. Thinking of you.

Colette said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, but lots of happy memories I'm sure. Big hugs xx

Paula said...

So sorry for your loss! What a beautiful tribute to your grandpa!

Bobo Bun said...

Such a loving testament to your grandpa. The photos are fascinating as must have been the times he lived through.

Love to you.

X

ddlip said...

I lost my grandpa 2 weeks ago, 3 days before his 95th birthday. He wanted lasagna for his big day so we made the lasagna, wore his ball caps, and toasted his love and life. My heart is heavy but we must celebrate.

Vic said...

What wonderful pictures of an obviously wonderful & loved man, he'll be with you always.

harmony and rosie said...

This is such a wonderful post. The photos, the words .. what a tribute to your grandpa, you really have done him and your family proud. It is always so sad when our loved ones pass over but he is clearly not gone from your heart and you are so lucky to be able to cherish countless memories of him. What a life he must have led, no-one can complain about that!

Best wishes to you all xx
Kate

mel @ loved said...

I'm sorry for your loss,Lola. What beautiful pictures you have of him & special memories to last forver..x

liz said...

So sorry for your loss. Liz