Saturday, February 28, 2009

Paw Paw Harold

This world was blessed with 89 years of a very very good man!!


This morning I was awoke to some devastating news. Paw Paw Harold had pasted away!
This has been a very sad day for our family. Even though, he was 89 years old and had lived a wonderful long life, it is still hard to say goodbye.
I don't know what will be harder........ walking in over at Maw Maw's and not seeing him at that kitchen table or walking in and seeing Maw Maw by herself at that kitchen table.
I can't help but worry about Maw Maw. Harold was her life. They cracked me up, how they joked and aggravated each other all the time. They laughed at each other and you could just tell they not only loved each other but loved each others company. They both are such an inspiration to me and so many people.

My Red Lobster biscuits will never be the same. Harold loved my biscuits! At every get together he would get him a napkin full of my biscuits before anyone else so he would make sure to have plenty. That made me happy :))

It was only a month or so ago that you would pass him on the road in his mini van making his daily trips to Wal Mart (for toothpicks or gum) or to Henagar to meet up with his buddies at the local gossip shop (Jack's) to have coffee or breakfast. I soooo hope if I make it to 89 that I am still able to drive and take care of myself like he did.

Even though, Harold was not my Paw Paw by blood but by marriage, I still considered him my Paw Paw. I knew him many more years than I did my other Paw Paw (Edgar).
I know, he considered all of us his kids and grand kids.

He loved us and we all loved him! I am thankful for him to have been in my life.

Please remember my family in the coming days as we say our final goodbyes.

Love you all (family and friends are everything)

13 comments:

Shaunta said...

So sorry to hear about your family's loss. I know it will be hard. Praying for you all during this time.

Deedra said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your Paw Paw! Your family will be in my prayers in the coming days.

Cheryl said...

I know this is hard for your family. He was such a good man. I have heard many good stories about him and how he was a blessing to so many in your family. Praying for you and the family. God bless.

Jen said...

I know he will be missed and it will be hard to get through those first few weeks without..... You family will be in my prayers!

Wendy L said...

How sweet, everything you said is so true and he will surely be missed!

Wendy L said...

How sweet, everything you said is so true and he will surely be missed!

Wendy L said...

How sweet, everything you said is so true and he will surely be missed!

Wendy L said...

How sweet, everything you said is so true and he will surely be missed!

Wendy L said...

How sweet, everything you said is so true and he will surely be missed!

Carrie said...

Praying for you and your family during the loss of your grandfather. Very sweet post!

Leigh Anne said...

He was indeed a wonderful man. He will be missed by so many.

judith said...

Holly,
That was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful, fun man.

Mrs. Watkins said...

Harold was definitely the best. I remember all those years Daddy did their yard work, I would sit with Harold and Maw Maw on the back patio. He was so funny. Just the other day I saw him and Maw Maw with your Mom & Dad at Backwoods. He gave me a big hug and kissed me on the cheek..and asked me how married life was! That will be a hug and kiss I never forget! He was a great man and I know everyone will miss him so much.