Thursday, May 14, 2009

I remember


I knew the phone ringing after 11 pm was not good, even though i knew for several days now that the phone call was coming...my heart sank when it actually did. Grandpa Tucker had gone to be with Jesus. It's a happy and a sad day both. He lived a full life, yet we will miss him very much!

I remember going to the farm in Salina and seeing all of Grandpa's big farm machinery, and being in awe of how huge those combines were and that Grandpa actually drove them! I remember hearing Grandpa sing in church when they would come visit with his big strong voice, i remember Grandpa always wearing suspenders, i remember "getting whiskers" when he would rub his scruffy cheeks on ours, i remember his Christmas socks that he wore every year, i remember his "i'm gonna get your gizzard", i remember him getting emotional at the Thanksgiving table giving thanks and watching the whole table try to hold it together when Grandpa cried. These are just a very few memories of my Grandpa Tucker.

I am thankful for a Grandpa that loved God and left a Godly heritage for his children, grandchildren and his great- grandchildren. The youngest of the great- grand kids might not remember Grandpa but will certainly be told about their ornery Great Grandpa!

I will miss seeing Grandpa but happy that he is in a much better place, walking the streets of gold and probably stopping in at the corner donut shop for some coffee, and i'm quite certain it's the best coffee he ever had!

We love you Grandpa, you left an impression on all of our lives!

6 comments:

grammaneir said...

Thank you Elisa - you wrote it so well.

Neirly News said...

Elisa
Great job and reading it brings back many memories. Thanks for putting it out there for many to read. Have a great day
Love you Roger

Marilee We Roll Along said...

Elisa,
This is so touching! You recounted what mattered most to your grandpa--Jesus and his family! This treasured legacy goes on as you so effectively influence your children.

The Rutledges said...

Elisa, it sounds like he was an amazing man and left quite a legacy. It is comforting to know that they are with Jesus and we will see them again. I'll be praying for you and your family...

Paula said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa. It's hard to lose family members but it looks like you have a lot of great times together.

Barbie Wilson said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss, Elisa. I know you loved your grandpa! "Grandpa's" seem to always make life more fun & interesting. I will be praying for you during this time of sorrow.