Monday, August 30, 2010

Grandpa Skip

My Grandpa Skip died yesterday.

(I told you guys it was the summer of suck, do you believe me yet?)

I decided to share a few pictures with all of you.

My Mom's Dad died when she was a child. My Grandma got married again when I was 4. This picture is from their wedding day. I was very proud to be the ring bearer.

My first memory of Grandpa Skip was when he lived two houses down from my Grandma. We all lived in the same neighborhood. I had one of the ribbons from my hair in my mouth and he asked me what flavor it was. When you are 3 or 4, that is a fascinating question to be asked. I think he even made a few guesses- Strawberry? Vanilla?

Just Married

wedding cake

My Grandma and Grandpa spent winters down in Florida. We went down to visit them for Christmas a couple times.

Grandpa Skip loved the Boy Scouts. He worked at a Boy Scout camp every summer.

Grandpa, Grandma, and my younger brother Eric on his 1st day of school

My mom, me, Grandma, and Grandpa

He was stubborn. He smelled like cigars. He tried teaching my little sister and brother about the stock market when they were in elementary school. He had a secret cupboard filled with candy bars that my Grandma would always tell me to go into and take what I want. He was Grandpa Skip.


  1. Oh, Lisa. I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.


  2. My very deepest condolences.

  3. Oh I'm so very sorry for your loss.

  4. Lisa, I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to a very special grandpa. Mine's been gone for 5 years now and I still miss him. I too have the best childhood memories of him.

    Take care.

  5. Lisa, I'm so sorry for your loss.

  6. This was a wonderful idea to write. My thoughts? Do your own obit for him. Sure you can't publish it but you can write it anyways. Kinda like what you've done here. You knew who you were to him and he knew too.

  7. Man, when it rains, it pours...

    Sending you warm and peaceful thoughts.

  8. I'm so sorry! Many prayers for you and your family!

  9. I am so sorry! He seems like a wonderful man!

  10. I'm so sorry for your loss. Grandparents are special people. Sending hugs.

  11. (*HUGS*) So sorry for your loss. He sounds like he was a wonderful man.