Father’s Day isn’t just for DAD‘s it’s also for those Fathers who are also Grandfathers!
Grandfather’s sometimes get lost in the shuffle. But truth be known, they shouldn’t be! Father’s Day is that one day in the year where we celebrate all the men who have had an impact on our lives. The men who taught us how to use a screwdriver and hammer, helped us build our first birdhouse and much more. Those are the Dad’s who through the years could be called upon to help us out in whatever need we had. I know that many times we called on my father to help us do those things that we had no experience with. One task that my father helped us with, was felling a tree that was threatening to land on a neighbor’s house.
My husband and I had no idea how to do this and could not afford to hire an arborist. We had just bought this house and there wasn’t any cash to spare. My father just looked and said, “No problem!” Let’s do this together and it will be done in no time at all.
Quickly and without much fuss, we had our tree felled and our angst was replaced with relief.
Anyone who has ever felled a tree knows how much work that is. My father just took it in stride, cleared his calendar and helped. Actually he spearheaded the attempt to fell this tree. His grandchildren were there to witness the action first hand. And I’m sure that they would agree that this was one cool Grandpa. He would have loved this T-shirt. His Grandchildren were the light of his life. Coming from them, I know he would have worn that T-shirt with the most pride ever.
I could also see him wearing this little number. He was a good man, with many stories, that the grandchildren would listen intently to. At times I thought they must be in awe, or they just could not believe half of the stories he would tell. So his stories became Legend. He lived in an age that my children just could not imagine. WW2 stories, depression stories and having to work before and after school, were things my children did not understand (thank God). His family would not have survived if the children didn’t do some of the farming tasks.
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I’m sure that my kids would have given this mug to their Grandpa. After all, they just lit up like crazy when they went to visit him. Me, they had me all the time, so I didn’t get the same reactions. Grandpas are special people who light up a special spot in the hearts of their grandchildren.