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My dad picked up my grandfather yesterday and brought him home for the morning and for the first time since my gram died, he cracked a couple jokes and pretended to be sleeping when I walked in the room. That’s a game that he always played when he lived here with all of us. He and my son, would drop their heads and pretend to be sleeping when someone walked in the room.
We got our first snow storm yesterday and my grandfather did his usual complaining about winters in New England and preached how he wished he was living back in Florida. I said, “I don’t blame you gramp, Winters in New England are kinda tough.” My dad brought him back by noon before the heavy snow started. My grandfather is not as steady on his feet as he use to be. It’s hard to believe that this picture below, was only a year ago.
It was this time last year that my grandfather was still walking with his cane and both he and my gram, still lived in their own little spot above the garage. He will still driving (only during the day within 5 minutes of the house) and still had some sort of independence. His life came to a crashing halt in a couple weeks from now (1 year ago). It’s amazing how things have changed. For now, he seems to be coping with the loss of my gram and keeping an upbeat attitude. Not sure what today will bring but I loved seeing my old silly gramp back yesterday……even if it was just for a couple hours ;).
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