Saturday, November 12, 2011


My abuelo (grandpa) passed away on Thursday. He was getting older, but I still was surprised to hear the news. He was always so kind to me.
When I was younger he would put me in his buick skylark and we would go to the mall of all places. But, he would drive 35 miles per hour in a 55 zone. I would always fall asleep. When we got there he would let me pick out whatever toy I wanted.
I could never decide- now I could (wink)- but it was so overwhelming as a kid. I picked astronaut barbie one time- she was pretty cool.
My abuelo wore those newsboy caps for as long as I have known him.
And he wore white tank tops all. the. time.
One time, my brother and I brought those zap-it guns to his house.
They shot ink that was a color at first and then disappeared.
We shot one of his tanks and he was all upset, not believing it would disappear.
He laughed when it did.
As I got older, he and my abuela moved to Florida. Can't say I blamed them, but I missed them alot.
I visited sometimes and sometimes they came here.
These pictures were taken a couple of years ago when we took the kids to Florida for the first time.
We were hoping to go again this year.
Now I will go for his funeral.
I'm so sad.

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  1. Grandparents are truly a gift from God. I am so sorry for your loss. Have a safe trip and a wonderful time thinking and talking about the memories you have.

  2. What fond memories you have of your grandfather. Sorry for your loss but praying for you as you travel. God bless. Am hopping over from Crystal's blog!

  3. I'm so sorry he passed away! I think I remember meeting him a few times. Could that be? Have a safe trip!

  4. Sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing some of your precious memories with us! Safe travels enjoy Florida's beautiful weather.

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your abuelo. May you continue to be blessed with wonderful memories of him. I think the memories you wrote out here are a beautiful tribute to him!


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