Friday, March 9, 2012


I have been a very fortunate girl.  I grew up within 15 miles of all four of my grandparents.  I have had them there for so many milestones and so many years.  Sadly, on Monday, my Papa passed away.  We had the funeral yesterday and it goes without saying that he will be sorely missed. 

Out of 11 grand kids, 9 were girls.  Papa called us his "sweet patooties".  You couldn't even think about coming into the house without Papa demanding a "smack from his sweet patootie" (a kiss in case you needed the translation).
Papa and Me (age 2) before church

July 2010

The funeral home had a board that we could put pictures on.  Everything from old annual photos, to wedding photos, and we even were able to display his love of going to bullriding events.

I thought this was a great photo

Meme & Papa on their wedding day~They were married for 64 years


Mom said...

It was your blog that finally made me break down. After Danny & I had a good cry I was able to post my response. Thank you for a great tribute to a wonderful man. I couldn't have asked for a better father-in-law. My wonderful husband must have learned something from him. I keep telling him that he's more like his dad all the time.

courtney said...

aw, i'm so sorry for your loss, kara. you're right, you are so lucky to have grown up knowing your grandparents so well!

Abby said...

Boo! It sucks to loose grandparents. I am so sorry. Prayers to you and your family and your sweet grandma in the coming months. It's a hard time.

Emily said...

I'm so sorry to hear. He was a very handsome man. I love all you pictures. I know this will be tough but we will be thinking of you and your family.

JEF said...

Sorry for your loss sweet friend. Prayers to you and your family for peace and comfort in the coming days.

Emily said...


This is a beautiful post. I'll keep you and my family in my prayers during this time...losing someone you love is unbearable. oxo

Chris said...

Hi Kara, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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