Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Passing of a Great Man/Revised Store Hours

Sadly, on Monday, May 30th we lost our Grandfather.  He had been battling with cancer and Alzheimer's over the last year and a half.  He was such an amazing entrepreneur and built a very successful business and farming operation for himself and the family.  I can only hope to be as successful in my own ventures.

More importantly, Grandpa was know for his outgoing personality.  He and my Grandma loved traveling in their RV and would make new friends at every stop.  Every summer, for many years, they took all the grandchildren for trips to Toronto or Niagara Falls in the motor home or RV.  I mean, who would have the courage to take 10 kids on a vacation?!?  Now that I have children, I appreciate how truly amazing this was!!

Here is a picture of me on my wedding day with my Grandma and Grandpa nine years ago.  It is sad, but Grandma passed away only 6 weeks ago.  I am glad that they are together again.

The reason I am telling you all of this, is because the store will not open until 2:30PM on Friday June 3rd so I may attend Grandpa's funeral.  I appreciate  your understanding!

10 comments:

scrappygirl said...

I am so sorry for your loss Kim & Kelly and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. It sounds like you have had many years of happy memories of both your grandparents.
Take care..Sheri

Debbie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kelly and your family.
Debbie B.

Beth Norman said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandpa. Keeping you in my prayers.

readinglinda said...

I'm sorry you lost your Grandpa. How lucky to have so many great memories to keep him and Grandma with you! God bless.

Karen L said...

So Sorry for your loss Kim and Kel. Both grandparents within a few weeks of each other. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Karen Lawrence

Gail said...

Kim and Kelly, I am sorry to hear about the lose of your Grandma and Grandpa in such a short time but like you said, they are together again. Will keep you in my prayers over the next few days.
Gail S

K1 said...

Thank you for taking the time to comment Sheri, Debbie, Karen, Gail, Beth and Linda....it means a lot.

nancyparker55 said...

Kim & Kelly, Sorry to hear of the passing of your grandfather. Remembering you & your families in my prayers, Nancy

crazy4scrappin said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take the time you need to celebrate his life. Take Care

K1 said...

Thank you Alison and Nancy for the kind words. Yesterday was a sad day but between the tears, we did have a few laughs and smiles remembering fun times with Gramps.