Tuesday, March 24, 2009

In Memory

July 2007, Grampaw with Tessa

Tomorrow we're traveling up to Elkhart to celebrate the life of my Grampaw Sargent who passed away on Monday after a long and fulfilling life. He will be dearly missed in our family.

I am looking forward to seeing some family that we haven't see in a while, and some are meeting Charley for the first time. Of course it stinks to gather under such circumstances, but as one of my church friends reminded me, we should think of it not as a funeral but as a 'home-going celebration'.

By the way I know Grampaw is an incorrect spelling, but I've spelled it this way since I was 10 years old and refuse to be convinced otherwise.


erin said...

Aww, what a great picture! I met Grampaw once and he truly was genuine. A person who knew how to enjoy the simple pleasures of life :) He will be missed. Even by those of us who barely know him but have been touched by his grace and charm! Love you guys...call if you need anything at all!

Stephany said...

Laura i'm so sorry to hear about Grampaw. I still remember meeting him in college, he was such a wonderful, fun, man. What a wonderful life he lived filled with love.

Thinking of you all - I'm so sorry for your loss. Please give my best to your whole family.