Monday, May 28, 2012
I like Memorial Day. I wish it wasn't just another three day weekend to head to the lake or out camping or whatever. I wish it really could be an actual national day of remembering those who have served our country. But, it is Memorial Day no matter how we all chose to spend it.
I was at Wal Mart and these two sweet old ladies were handing out poppies for donations. I asked what my money was going to and they said it was so we wouldn't forget our soldiers and I said, "I have one I never forget". . . my Pappy.
I don't remember him as a soldier except on days like today, but I don't think a single day goes by when I don't think of Pappy, my grandpa. I loved him so much! He was so dear to me! He was a strong man who worked hard, but he was a gentle grandfather who loved me so big. I adored Pappy and I am so thankful that I have him to remember every day; not just on Memorial Day!