Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It started with a sucker...

Today one of my mom's cousin's daughters, (does that make us second cousins?) came to my work. She was nice enough to bring me one of those delicious See's candies suckers. They are so creamy and wonderful. It was worth noting because she was with her mom and her mom looks like a feminine, very beautiful version of my grandpa, who died a few years ago. And my grandpa loved See's candy and often gave us those same suckers.

So I started thinking about that and what a nice memory of him it is and how some of my younger siblings don't know that about him because they were too young when he died. (run-on sentence much?) Anyway, I was thinking how sad it is they missed out on that and then it occurred to me, what did I miss out on, that I'm not even aware of?

And I decided to try to not miss out on anything else with the family and friends that I still have and love.

18 comments:

rychelle said...

i love these kinds of traditions (you know, ones that involve food).

maybe you should pass on the tradition for your grandfather....

Me said...

Such a sweet memory. I agree with Rychelle, you should pass on this tradition to your kids....keep it alive!

Blaine said...

Yes...and what did he miss out on and what did his Grandpa miss out on and his Grandpa, and his Grandpa? It kinda makes you think "who was the first Grandpa? " Did he miss out on everything or did he miss out on nothing having no Grandpa to miss out on?
It's hurting my brain.

Knapp Time said...

I remember those suckers. But I remember the chick o sticks and hershey kisses as well. He was a candy man. Does this mean you are going to want to spend more time with me? :) ha ha

Christa said...

I have moments that remind me of my Grandpa all the time. Thanks for the really sweet post.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone is making a road trip to Canada. See you soon.

Anonymous said...

Sorry i didn't put my name on the last post. It was me. haha

mama donk aubri jo said...

love good memory lane time :)

So said...

That is a great memory and a good decision.

Annie & Roo said...

You are lucky. My family never brings me candy at work. Oh wait--I should appreciate them...I love my family! Thanks for the nice thought.

Ryan.Robyn said...

i totally wish I took more advantage of getting to know our grandparents. we were lucky to have saturday lunches. Plus, Ryan's grandparents are fun to get to know. they know EVERYTHING!

Help Que and Brittany Adopt said...

I feel bad that our kids will never know my grandparents (or Que's) but at least we live pretty close to our parents!

Jenn said...

tear, tear, that made me think of how much I miss my grandpa. thanks for the reminder to appreciate those close!

Lorrie Veasey said...

Sa-weeeeeeeeeet.

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Jessica G. said...

I'm glad you have such a good memory of your grandfather! Mostly what I have from mine are insults and second-hand smoke. It helps me to appreciate my grandparents-in-law all the more!

Ryan.Robyn said...

what happened to your flashback posts? and it kinda still feels like you are on blogcation

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