Saturday, August 23, 2008


My grandfather passed away on June 21, 2007. It was and still is one of the hardest things I've ever gone through. My grandfather I were very close and not a day goes by where I don't think of him.

I get a lot of traits from my grandfather as well. He was very nostalgic about everything, I am too. He would take a million pictures at an event or for no reason at all, just because it's life and it's precious, me too. He wrote and journaled a lot about anything and everything, me too. In fact at his funeral I had written about a 12 paragraph poem about him, that the words just seemed to flow out of me. I got the courage to stand in front of everyone with my 4 cousins behind me and read it to everyone. I know he would have been so proud of that poem.

Shortly before my Pop passed away of his pancreatic cancer he asked a favor of me. He asked me if I would take all of his photo albums (a ton!) and scan each picture and put it on CD's for everyone in the family. That way everyone in our family would have a copy of every single picutre that he ever taken. Wow I was honored that he asked me to do that for him, he knew that kind of job was right up my alley. It's A LOT of pictures and takes a while to do, but I honestly love it. I scan the pictures in whenever I can my goal to be finished by Christmas and give everyone in the family a set of the pictures on CD's as a gift. Plus it gives me a chance to look at Pop's life, and I feel like he's right here with me when I'm working on this project. I miss him so much. So today I am relaxing, drinking my coffee, listening to my music, and scanning scanning scanning. I know he'd be very happy that this project is going so well.

The picture above is my favorite picture of me and my Pop. It's Christmas day 1984 when he and my Granny gave me my care bear for Christmas. You'd have thought I'd won a million bucks :)


Sarah G. said...

Wow, what a wonderful project Jess! Your Pop sounds like an amazing guy. My dad passed away from pancreatic cancer on November 16, 2005. He was 54. Heck of a disease right? :'-(