Friday, February 8, 2008

My Grand Father 1926- 2008


This is my Grandfather. Pop died at home this morning, Suddenly but peacefully.

This photo was taken at Vonnies on Christmas day..

As I was in the garden today trying to sort out my feelings I heard Pop whisper to me.."You need to get a bit of practice in on your batting Kimmy."

I laughed out loud at that.. My batting performance in the Christmas day cricket match was very ordinary.

I felt very close to my pop in the garden today. Which is as it should be because my Grandfather gave me most of my fruit trees, he grew them all from seed, for me. I am getting a bit too teary to write much more here today. xxx Kim

32 comments:

Tracey said...

*hugs* I'm so sorry. Thinking of you.

frog ponds rock... said...

Thanks Trace.. I am all over the shop at the moment..
I went over to Kelleys and because my comment needed to be moderated I got all teary.. Gawd..

River said...

Sad. I never knew my grandparents, we left Germany when I was 6 months old and they've all since died.

Veronica said...

Ah Mum. This sucks.

My post is up too.

Jenty said...

(((HUGS))) to you all. May he rest in peace.

frog ponds rock... said...

'tis Sad River.. (((hugs)))

Yep Von It sucks big time... I just linked to you sweetheart...xoxoxox

frog ponds rock... said...

Thanks Jenty...

Bettina said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family.

the turner family said...

we are sorry to hear about your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this sad time.
love Anne Mark Adam and Charlene

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Ah Kim, I'm so sorry to hear this. He looks and sounds like the most wonderful man. Hugs. BG x x x x

Kelley said...

Oh Babe.

My darling Nanna died while I was holding her hand. I was lucky to be with her.

A couple of nights later I was laying in bed and I heard her whisper to me. I don't know if it was imagination or whatever, but it made me feel wonderful.

And I am so sorry your comment got moderated, as I said in the comments it was because you are usually signed in as Kim not frogpondsrock. I thought you were being a silly bint, LOL, but now I know why.

Smootches babe. The pain is raw, but it will ease.

xx

Naomi said...

*hugggggg*

I'm sorry :-(

baby~amore' said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your Pop - thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

Taz said...

so sorry to hear hun..

thinking of you..

((hugs))

psychicgeek.com said...

I know this hurts. You are in my heart. Sounds like Pop is still himself, just not visible.
My mom still makes fun of me for being a twit sometimes, more often than not. It's better than nothing, innit?

LceeL said...

(*Big Hug*) I am so sorry for your loss.

Maddy said...

Teary too.
Best wishes

Old Knudsen said...

I'm sorry to hear about this, thats the only words of comfort a stranger can really give huh? enjoy the trees.

Sniz said...

I love what he whispered to you.

Marylin said...

I'm so sorry Kim, all my love to you all. xx

TinkingBell said...

Oh so sorry - Thinking of you and yours - I often think we're closer to people in a garden than anywhere -*hugs*

Kellan said...

Oh, Kim, I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather passing away - this makes me so sad. He was a very handsome and sweet looking mad - I know you will miss him. I'm glad I got to hear about him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care - Kellan

Joh said...

Thinking of you Kim.

tiff said...

Hugs.

I'm so sorry that you are hurting Kim.
It's always so emotive when someone we love dies.
Thinking of you.

jientje said...

Oh Kim, how awful! I'm so sorry ...
Hugs xxx

Rebecca said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your Pop died. Hugs...

Julie said...

I'm very sorry, Kim. And I am glad for you and for him that it was a peaceful death, and that you have a place to go and be reminded of him and feel close to him. I'll be thinking of you.

Jayne said...

((hugs))

Petra said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. :(

My thoughts and prayers are with you!

frog ponds rock... said...

I would like to thank everyone for their Kind words and thoughts.. Thank you very very much..It means a lot to me..

cheers kim.. xxx

HRH said...

I am so sorry. What a beautiful man.

Anonymous said...

A lovely post Kim, Maurie would love it.
Love you heaps,
Mum