Saturday, September 24, 2011

G-pa Wilson

My Grandpa passed away this week.  It didn't really hit me until last night when I was laying in bed. I am really sad I am not able to go to the funeral to celebrate his wonderful life.  So I thought I would dedicate this blog post to him!

 Grandpa Wilson lived in Independence, Missouri in a REALLY cool house.  I loved visiting him when I was little because there was so much to look at and do!  I remember as a youngster  playing  in his office because it smelled like his pipe that he smoked.  I LOVED THAT SMELL even as a little person.(maybe that explains a lot about me? hehe)  He always told me silly, crazy stories and I believed every word he said. He knew I was gullible and enjoyed pulling my leg.  Every time we went to visit them they took us to the casino to eat a  big lunch.  As the parents would go into the casino to do a few slot machines us cousins had to wait patiently.  Finally I turned 21.  And what did I do?  Oh I drove up to Independence Missouri and went to the casino with my grandpa! I had NO clue what I was doing, but I was more thrilled to be carded and enter into the casino FINALLY! Ya, I didn't win anything and it only took 30 min to blow $20. Oh well.  It was fun because I was with my grandpa making a memory.

I love you grandpa.  Someday we will meet again.

your granddaughter


Karen said...

I am so sorry for your loss. That was such a sweet post you wrote about what a wonderful man your grandfather was. He was just as lucky to have you as his grandaughter.

katie said...

I am very sorry for your loss. : ( I love this sweet tribute to him. Thinking of you, friend.