Late Saturday night my Grandpa George Colgrove passed away. I was able to be present when it happened. It was a very emotional yet spiritual event. He was 91 years old, almost 92, his birthday being this Thursday. He will be greatly missed.
He was a very kind, loving man with a huge sense of humor. A big tease. I have some great memories of him. My kids adored him, they called him Pa George. They loved going back to his room and playing with his cane, and rummaging through his odds and ends. Pa George always had a treat for them. Kamden learned this very fast and would always go back to grandpa room as soon as we got to my parents house. Pa George was always playing little pranks. When we were younger he would always stick out his tongue under his bottom dentures and wiggle it around. Back then we had no idea what dentures were and we were in awww and amused by his trick. One day my dad asked him "Dad how is your car running these days" without skipping a beat my grandpa replied "On gas!" Even up till the end his humor never faltered. He had been living with my parents for the last three years. It was nice to have him so close. I feel blessed to have him as such an important part of our lives. We will miss him dearly but are very glad he was able to return home.
Goodbye Pa George.
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