Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A good cause

Go here and donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Rachel (a very spunky teenager) and her mother are participating in America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride.
It is a 100 mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe being held June 1st. Help them reach their goal!
Oh, I can't forget. If you donate there might be some yarn in it for you.

I made a donation in memory of my grandfather. Baldy, his nickname, not a reference to his hair loss but to his last name, was a very sweet man. My dad just gives a weird look and said that he must have mellowed in his old age.
Gramps was a wonderful man and he was loved very much. He worked at Colgate Palmolive. I thought it was so cool that he got to fix the huge clock on the plant. He is the one that gave me my first peanut butter and mustard sandwich. Don't make that face, it is actually pretty good. Try one then get back to me.
He read every single page of the Sunday paper. Do not touch the pages until he finished with them.
When I got my drivers license he gave me a pink flashlight and a map of Louisville KY. I still have both. He was the first person we told about expecting our first child. He was very excited and after Alex was born he could not wait for him to start talking.
He had been sick for several years but aways seemed to bounce back.
Grandpa died in November of 1998, Alex was only 14 months old.
My family and I live in the house I spent most of my life visiting.
We bought my grandparent's house.


  1. Aren't memories amazing things? Your Grandpa sounds like someone who live a long time in memories. That's a gift.

  2. that is cool that he got to meet alex. i sure wish my grandmother had met my hubby and my little girl!

    by the way, tell john you're getting a cute alpaca now!

  3. Wow.

    Write down memories of your grandpa. If you have any letters from him, to anybody, find them and save them. I grew up with an empty question mark left behind by one grandfather's passing when I was three. I love that you have your grandpa's old house. I saw my grandpa's, for the first time, in my mid-30's.

  4. How nice to live in your grandparents' home - it really ties the old memories together with the new ones.

    My mom died of lymphoma in 1999. She used to make us eat bananas and condensed milk. I might like PB&M sandwiches better than that gooey mess.


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