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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Will I Remember

Blog Every Day in May: Day 18...only 8 days late.  Tell a story from your childhood.


I can't remember the age exactly but it had to be around 5 years old because my Pop had just died. 

We were extremely close.  I remember him always giving me cinnamon gum and in my teen years I tried several cinnamon gums to figure out which one and it was Dentyne!  I remember the taste.  I also remember sitting at his kitchen table eating Ritz Crackers with Parkay butter on them.  To this day I still eat butter on crackers as a snack but now its saltines and Land of the Lakes!  He would make vanilla pudding in a styrofoam hospital water jug...remember those!  But what I remember most was being so sad when he died.

I was sitting on the back of the couch looking out the window in his house in Winfield, my Mom was there.  I had his driver's license and I was crying.  My Mom asked why and I said what if I forgot what he looked like and how I would never see him again!  A 5 year old just doesn't understand and even 20 years later writing that brings tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat.  I know that he would have been even a bigger influence in my life if he would have been able to be with me up until now. 

 

I know one day that I will see him again and to this day....
 
I remember what he looked like...
 
without the driver's license.

1 comment:

  1. As I read this blog entry, I too, have tears and a lump in my throat! He was a great man who loved you dearly and spent every spare minute with you! He would've been a great influence on you as you got older. It was a very traumatic time for you when he died, and I miss him dearly.

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