# 3 - Tell us about Grandpa and #5 - Three things we want to know about you
#3 - Grandpa
I told you about one of my Grandpas last week on his birthday. This week I will tell about my other Grandpa, known as Papa Jerry. He passed away in May, and I have struggled with the loss since. I miss him very much and still feel guilt for not being there in his final moments and for being in Florida for the last two years away from him and my grandma. Here is my way of telling a little bit about a one of a kind, amazing man.
- Letting me "drive" when I was little
- $2 allowance every week (for doing nothing)
- Werthers candies with every birthday gift
- Pretending to be mad when I "stole" his peppermint candies
- Letting me comb his hair..mohawks, barrettes, and spikes were just a few styles
- Lollipops stocked in the secret desk drawer at all times
- The handmade tv stand
- Neon golf balls (and white ones too) stored in egg crates. Lots and lots of golf balls
- He insisted on wearing jeans even laying in the hospital bed
- The customary hey little lady greeting
- Buying me the pogo ball when Dad said no
- Buying me just about anything when Dad said no
- Making sure Moms resting place was always clean, pretty, and had flowers
- Friday night Fish dinners at the Moose
- Breakfasts at Choo Choos
- He always had a pen and notebook in his front shirt pocket
- A gentle giant
- Always taking care of Grandma who misses him so (married for 62 years)
- Treating my mom, his daughter in law, like his own.
- Always feeling safe in his presence.
Love you lots Papa Jerry! Missing you very much
Three things you might want to know about me
1) Even at 32, I am still a little scared of the dark. When Jim travels I leave a light on when I go to bed. Because no one can come into the house and attack me if there is a light on....right?
2) A year ago I took up sewing and now I am obsessed.
I bought the sewing machine on a whim. I was buying fabric to re-upholster a chair and a woman was buying fabric to make a purse. She told me how easy it was, and then pointed to my purse and told me I could definitely make a similar purse with ease. One week later, I bought a beginners sewing book and a sewing machine. I have made purses, aprons, skirts, quilts, hot pads and more. I love it!
3) I wear my heart (and every other emotion) on my sleeve.
I cry when I am happy. I cry when I am sad. I laugh at my own jokes. When I am happy, or sad, or angry, it shows. I spent a long time trying to change it, thinking it was a negative. As an adult, and through my family, friends, and hubby I have realized that it's just a part of who I am. It is one of the things that makes me, well me. They like me (usually), I like me, and at the end of the day that is good enough for me.