Tuesday, June 17, 2008

FATHER'S DAY 2008




I had the honor of spending Father's Day this year, not only with my own Dad (in the red tie in the picture of the three men by the car), but also with my maternal Grandfather.

Cletus T Rogers is 94 years old and, while he is more frail lately, he is still going strong. This man is a great example of love and determination. He's been a widower for 23 years now and continued to live a very full life after my Grandma Mary (or Murray as my cousin Michael called her when he was little) passed away. They had 7 children (6 living), 20 grandchildren, and now have 27 great-grandchildren with #28 on the way, due in October.

When I was born (40+ years ago), I had both sets of grandparents, 2 great-grandmothers, a great-grandfather and a great-great-Grandmother that were all still living. He is the last grandparent I have still living. I am so grateful to have had him in my life for so long and hope he will be around for many more years...

I love you Grandpa!


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Heather said...

what a sweet tribute. I can see you in him.

Annie said...

Lovely tribute. You are very blessed to have had so many grandparents living. What wonderful memories and stories you have for your own children, grandchildren and who knows, great-grandchildren too!

Tom, Suzanna & kiddos said...

I really enjoyed reading this one. I'm so glad you were able to be with him on Father's Day. My dad said that it meant a lot to him. BTW, I loved your post about your motorcycle shoes! That was a good one! But sorry about your shoes! :D