Our Five Ring Circus: A Walk Down Memory Lane

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane

Come for a walk with me down Memory Lane!
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This picture of Grant, my Pap, and I is from July 2004. My Pap lives in Ohio, and never comes to visit. The last time he was here before this time was for my wedding in September 2000. We were all at a graduation party for my niece, Erika. I was 24 at the time, and pregnant with Dylan. I was very sick at the time, thanks to morning sickness, but it was so great to spend time with my Pap. It was the first time that all of my sisters and nieces and nephews were together with him.

My Pap is not doing very well. He is 89 years old, and doesn't even know who my mom is, let alone his grandkids. I haven't seen him in a while, and the last time I saw him, he was perfectly fine. I know I have to go see him before it's too late, but I am scared to see how much my huge, strong, funny Pap has changed. I know it's going to break my heart.


  1. I am sorry to hear your Pap is not doing well. I will keep him in my prayers. I hope you can get to see him before to long. What a sweet picture and memory.

  2. awww...that is a sweet picture :)
    I know it is sad to see him go "down"

  3. I'm so sorry. It's so difficult to see a loved one like this but you will cherish these times with him. I'll be praying for you and your family.

  4. Oh, how sad.... my grandmother seems to be at the same point. My once loving, sweet Granny has turned very mean to my Granddad and its so sad to watch that happen.

    *sigh* That is a gorgeous picture of y'all. You look stunning in it!!!! Seriously!

  5. I'm so sorry, that's so hard! What a great picture of you all though.

  6. The good thing is that you have so many positive memories of your Pap. When you go to see him, and see how much he has changed, you always get to go back to the memories of how you like to see him.

  7. I'm so sorry to hear that. It is terrible when any family member is deteriorating. I never even got to meet my hubby's grandma because by the time we were together she was in the far reaches of alzheimers. Hold on to your happy memories when you see him.


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