Monday, June 8, 2009

Not Me Monday - A little girl's memories

In case you didn't read my last post, my Grandfather died last week. He was 95 years old! Tomorrow is his funeral and I'm running rampant trying to clean my house to accommodate family for a gathering afterwards. So this will have to be quick.
As a little girl, Grandpa Al was my protector. He was tall and lean and extremely smart! I'm dedicating this Not Me Monday post to my memories of Grandpa Al.

As a little girl, I did not spend hours worrying over the ghost that lived in my Grandparents basement. Little kids don't believe in such things. But whether I did or not, my Grandpa Al came up with a great scheme to rid the house of that pesky ghost. He grabbed it by the throat and threw it right down the toilet and with one *FLUSH* that little girl never feared ghosts again!

Also as a little girl, I did not stand guard of a fig tree! What a preposterous thing to do! Can you picture a little blond headed 7 year old running around a fig tree shoeing all the birds away? I'm guessing the only reason that a little girl might do that was to please her Grandfather who always complained of the birds eating his figs.

And have you heard the story of Brer Rabbit? Well, I did not beg my Grandpa to tell it to me more than 5 hundred times over the years. Wouldn't a Grandfather get tired of telling it over and over again? I suppose he loved me. =)

Drop by MckMama's site to read more Not Me's. And come by here tomorrow for another Toot Your Horn Tuesday!


MamaB said...

I'm happy that you have such wonderful memories of your Grandfather! Keep them close in this time! I will be praying for you and your family through this tough time!!


Joan said...

Grandpa's are the best! What a happy reunion we will all have some day.
Praying for you at this time.


Sheryl said...

ditto MamaB, such wonderful memories and I too will be praying for you and your family.

He And Me + 3 said...

Praying for your family in this time. What an awesome Grandpa he sounded like. Gotta love memories.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful memories. Praying for you and your family.

Whitney said...

I remember being scared of ghosts too. At my great aunts, I refused to go to the bathroom alone.. I wish you & your family the best!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

There is nothing better than a grandpa!