Monday, January 12, 2009

George W. Colgrove

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.

9 comments:

Jamie said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandfather! But, it sounds like he lived a good, LONG life. You wrote a very nice tribute to him!!

The Squire Family said...

I sorry to hear about your loss. Those are some really sweet pictures you will cherish forever.

Harts said...

The pictures are wonderful memories, they brought tears to my eyes. It's so sad to have him go, but bittersweet knowing he is returning home and will feel so much better. I hope all is well and you guys are comforted during this time. Love ya.

taylia said...

Those are great memory pictures! We are so sorry...but at least you weren't coming to my house for FHE!!!! Miss ya!

Matt and Jessie said...

Sorry to hear about the loss to your family! The pictures are so sweet. I am sure that you are so greatful for them. I was able to be with my Grandma Beck as she passed away and there is something so sweet and precious about that experience. It is so nice to have the peace that comes from knowing they were welcomed home. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Fielding Family said...

I am so sorry about your grandpa, but he is so much happier to be home and its a much better place. I hope that some day soon my grandpa will he is not doing to well and it has a huge toll on my mom. Love and I will have to get directions and stop by some time.

Atwoods said...

so sorry, chels! i'm glad you were able to be there. what a sweet memory.

TBird and Mikelle said...

So sorry to hear the news. It is bittersweet when you Know he is going to a better place! Sounds like and awesome man!

Leah said...

Thinking of you and your family. It was good to talk to hear from you today.