Sunday, November 7, 2010

Grandpa Playing The Wii!

First off, I want to thank everyone who has offered their condolences to our family since my grandfather's passing. It means the world to us to have such supportive family and friends. Even those of you who never met him in person, but could see his kind and gentle soul through photos and stories. Thank you.

As I was going through some pictures on my computer (you thought my kitchen drawer was a mess, my hard drive is MUCH worse), I found these from 2 years ago when my grandparents came for a visit right after Mae was released from the hospital.

Since I heard the news of Grandpa's passing, I've been feeling a bit nostalgic, going through old photos and such, and couldn't resist posting this youtube video once again. It's hard to cry when I'm smiling from ear to ear at his contagious laugh.

Grandpa's obituary was in today's Grand Forks Herald and available online here. If you personally knew my grandparents, I ask that you please sign the online guestbook on the funeral home's site. I plan to print them all out for my grandmother.


Cindy said...

So great that you have the video of your grandfather! My condolences to you and your family.

Riot Kitty said...

Those are such cute pics with the Wii! I tried to leave a comment but I don't have a login :(

sheila said...

I wish I did know your grandfather in person, he just looks like such a wonderful person.

You can relate to your grandma that he touched a great many via your blog. One in particular in Ohio that enjoyed the happiness in his eyes.

LL Cool Joe said...

I just love these shots. How wonderful to have all these photos and the videos too. :)

Rachel Tande said...

That is a very sweet video Aliceson! That must be great to have. Listening to your Grandpa reminds me of mine so. The service today really took me back to my grandfathers passing. Those Tande men were sure cut from a spectacular cloth! My grandfather was very special to me as well and yours reminds me of him so. But being brothers that is to be expected. I do have a audio cassette of his brother Joel telling me about his WWII experience. If you ever want some family history (if you have missing pieces) I sure got a lot of pictures and information. I would be happy to share it with anyone interested.