A visit with my Granddad
This is my Granddad (92) with my son Matthew (15)
Matthew and I spent Friday afternoon with my Granddaddy. It was a lovely visit. Ever since I can remember, he has adored us and has always been such a strong man in our family. He is not very strong anymore. For the first time since I have known him, he can't walk. Everytime I see him, I wonder if it will be last. I have adored him! I can remember when I was only 5 years old, my parents were in a very bad car accident, hit by a drunk driver and my parents were in the hospital for a while and then recovering. We lived with them for an extended period of time and I do remember those weeks very well being with my grandparents.
My grandparents retired to Solomons Island in Southern Maryland and he built his home and the pier that is right on the water. He still lives in this house and we have made it possible for him to live there until he dies. We have a wonderful caretaker named Angel. He is an "Angel", although granddad calls him "John". But I am still "Stephanie" to him, the FIRST of 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren!
I thought I would take the time to share some pictures of this wonderful man and show you how much he means to me. My grandmom and him had been together since they were 18 years old until she passed two years ago. He misses her dearly.
Eugene Bernard Gorrell ~ Granddaddy
Helen Elizabeth Jones ~ MiMi
60th Wedding Anniversary
Grandad and Judge
(every dog they had was named Judge)
Me and Grandad in 1986
Thanks for letting me share! I have been working on my Snowball quilt today and the top is almost done! Headed to work tonight and will have to work through Tuesday night.