May 28, 2017

94 years

 We visited my grandfather who is 94 years old.
 He is Paul's great grandfather.  Olivia knew 3 more great grandparents, who have passed away since, and Hannah also met my grandma, who passed away when Hannah was just 9 months.
My grandfather collects canes.  He started collecting them before he ever needed one.  I should've asked him, but I think his father may have started this collection.

He will turn 95 later this year.  He was father to my father, who passed away 2 years ago.  It was very hard for him to hear of his son predeceasing him.  His daughter, my father's sister, also predeceased him.  Her name was Martha and she passed away in a car accident, the year before I was born, so that's how I got my name.  I wish I had met her. 
 We all went to my father's grave.
Our time at Otsego Lake was nice.  Rob sailed his NEW 1969 Potter for the first time.  I finished reading Echo and highly recommend it.
The day we can see the lake in the background!

1 comment:

Mary said...

It was a great trip! I'm really glad you keep this blog to write about and keep photos. It is a really great diary that I'm sure we'll enjoy looking back on.