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Today I found out that a wonderful man passed away this morning. I considered him my grandpa even though we were not related by blood. He was my ex-step mother’s father. I still consider my ex-step mom a real mom. She took care of me and I love her more than life itself.

My grandpa lost his wife not too long ago and he pretty much gave up with out her and I don’t blame him though he will be missed. My grandpa was a good man and a sweet man. He used to take me to the flea market on the weekends when I was a kid. I lived with him when I was little and those were some of the happiest days of my life.

We lived out in the country in Douglasville, Ga – he was a farmer and he would pick turnips out of the ground and wash them off and let me eat them. He was funny and opinionated.

He started to lose his memory but I spoke to him on the phone a few weeks back and he remembered me but he could not remember what I looked like. He wanted me to come visit him and he wanted to meet my kids. I wish more than anything I could have seen him once more. I respected him very much and the world is missing out with out him in it but he is in a better place and I know I will see him again one day.

Rest In Peace grandpa – you were so loved.

Here is a very nice poem

Grandpa

© Shan Leamon
Goodbye my friend.
I shall see you again
In heaven where the stars stay.
I will be there one day.

The world isn’t the same,
Since the day the angels came.
You maybe on a star,
But I love you wherever you are.

My stays with you are long past.
They’re right. Fun never lasts.
We worked hard in the garden and workshop.
Side-by-side, we never stopped.

I never played with a girly toy.
I was with you, a tomboy.
You changed who I am today,
A debt I can ever repay.

Know that in my heart you’re alive
Until the day, in heaven, I arrive.
You’re in the hearts of all you touch.
We still love you very much.

Source: Goodbye My Friend, Grandfather Death Poems http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/death/poetry.asp?poem=2370#ixzz1T8L9FuXR
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