I just wanted to bring you all up to speed on my grandfather. I haven’t shared much about him over the summer as it’s been kind of tough writing about him. He celebrated his 89th birthday yesterday and the entire family got together on Sunday to celebrate. I think he was pretty confused at times because he told me if he was really 89, like everyone was saying, that would be really bad. You see, his world is all about 89 years old back on the farm raising a family. He doesn’t realize how old he really is and you will see in the video below when I said, “89 years old” he looked at me with a confused look and told me it was too strong. He gets his words mixed up. I think he meant to say, I told you he was older than he was.
I wanted to share this Facebook live video from the birthday party on Sunday.
My grandfather spends 98% of his time thinking he is back on the farm raising a family. I think he gets his childhood on the farm and himself raising a family on a farm, mixed up. Many times he jumbles together his life as a boy with his brother and life as a young father with his kids. It absolutely blows my mind he knows who I am still and for the most part, recognizes me. It must be the strangest feeling to have your past and present collide in your mind.
My grandfather seemed to really enjoy the entire family being there and while he kept looking for his brother Don (who died forever ago), he seemed to know we were there celebrating him.
I have been sharing many of my updates on my personal Facebook page (I make them public….you can find me at JessicaLarockBruno) Just click follow or send me a friend request and tell me you are a blog reader!!).
I am still updating and sharing on our Four Generations One Roof Facebook page so maybe if you follow both (personal and fan page), you may see an update . 😂
Our fan page, Four Generations One Roof on Facebook, barely gets shown in a users feed. Facebook has made it very difficult for pages to be seen in user feeds. They want users of fan pages to pay (a lot of $$) for pages to be seen so I found that my personal page works better. Although, Facebook seems to be messing around with that too. Isn’t Facebook suppose to be about people seeing what they want to see? Not making you PAY money to have your stuff seen? It’s such a bunch of BS ☹️
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Sadly when I was taking these pictures all I could think of was, will I be able to take pictures of him turning 90 years old. Will he still be with us? I guess you never know that about anyone though. You can be here today and gone tomorrow.
I try not to dwell on those kinds of things but sometimes, I can’t help it.
Another year in the book for my grandfather! It’s remarkable where he came from to where he is now. He grew up with 8 brothers and sisters and they were very poor.
He didn’t even have electricity when he was a kid and used an out-house as they didn’t have plumbing inside their house.
He only went through the 8th grade and started working on the family farm driving the work horses at age 8! Can you imagine an 8 year old now a days, working hard labor on a farm? My how times have changed.
He has lived a wonderful long life, not always an easy life but he made a living working multiple jobs while my dad and aunts were young and always provided a roof over their head and plenty of food on the table. Food was HUGE for he and my grandmother. Nothing went to waste.
Many times I wish he would just close his eyes and pass peacefully as his quality of life is not really that great right now. I am not sure if I will be writing a blog post in a year from now, wishing him a Happy 90th Birthday but time will tell. It’s all in Gods hands and what will be, will be.