Tomorrow my grandpa turns 89. In honor of his birthday, we had a family celebration with cake and presents. At the end of the event, he and I were standing in the kitchen saying our goodbyes. During a lull in the conversation he pointed out some photos on the fridge of himself. In one he was copilot on an old plane. The other photo showed him at a war memorial commemorating the last bullet fired in World War II. He was part of that infantry. The picture showed him standing at the memorial. I could tell he was proud of this moment.
I had never heard either story of his recent flight or of the war. What other untold stories have I not heard before? In that moment I felt happy for the moments we spent together and hopeful to spend many more with him.
March 30, 2014 at 8:06 pm
What a lovely moment. A short tale with so much meaning and with the hint of so much more to come.
March 31, 2014 at 4:46 pm
That sounds really sweet,😊😊
March 31, 2014 at 5:45 pm
It’s fascinating to think about what other untold stories he has. Why not sit down with a video camera and interview him for a few hours to see what else you can learn?
March 31, 2014 at 7:53 pm
Wow, your grandpa sounds awesome.
March 31, 2014 at 8:39 pm
Wow! 89 that’s amazing!😮
April 1, 2014 at 8:04 pm
My grandma turns 69 on the third