This one's for you Snowy. Remember our PMs we had back when your grandfather died recently and I said mine was probably not far behind? That was a month or two ago when I spent the weekend with him while my grandmother was with my brother out of town visiting her sisters.
Well, it finally happened last night. Not sure what time, but Grandpa didn't quite make it to see 2007. I got a call from my brother about 1130pm that he was on his way home from a party he was at because Grandpa had died. Now I'm heading up (about 1 hour drive) to my Grandma's house to be with the family.
I won't say it was wholly unexpected...he's been feeling bad for quite some time. We all knew it probably wasn't too much longer. He did turn 80 this year, so its not like he didn't have a long life either. My grandparents (on mom's side) were a big part of our lives growing up. They were nearly as much a part of our lives as our parents were.
Goodbye Grandpa, I'll miss you.
Just wanted to say it...vent it, whatever. Thanks for any well wishes for the family....I'll be heading up now and probably not on here until tomorrow or late tonight likely.