12.22.2011

"The Great Stone Face"

My grandpa passed away early yesterday morning. He had Alzheimer's for over 10 years, and while he hasn't been the same grandpa for many years, you can never really prepare. 

My grandpa "lived life Norman's way", as my grandma said recently.  Known as "The Great Stone Face" (a nickname my mom and her 3 siblings gave him because he never cracked a smile when they'd be joking around and was so serious), Norm, Grandpa, Pop, his memory lives on in all of us and the stories we tell outloud and in our hearts.

The deck on my childhood dollhouse that he built when I was young. | A caricature that's framed on my mom's gallery wall. | Photo taken by my brother with his favorite hat. | Photo of Grandpa in the military also on the gallery wall. What a stud.



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12 comments:

  1. So Sorry for your loss, Jaime. My grandmother passed from Alzheimers in 2006, she was 88. I know how hard that disease is firsthand.

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  2. I'm sorry Jaime. Alzheimer's runs in my family but I haven't witnessed it firsthand yet. My condolences to you and your family.

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and my condolences to your family.

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  4. Im so sorry for your loss jaime. Jared lost his grandmother to Alzheimer's about 2 years ago. It's a devastating disease.

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  5. I'm so very sorry for your loss. My aunt passed away from Alzheimer's just two weeks ago, it's a terrible thing. Thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way <3

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  6. I'm so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing...

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  7. My thoughts are with you and your family dear. One can never be prepared and I hope your family is well.

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  8. Oh Jaime I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking about you and your family. Death is always so difficult and especially at this time of year. xoxo

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  9. I am so sorry for your loss- even though he wasent the same Grandpa for years you can never prepare yourself for when the day comes that they arent there. I will be thinking about you and your family over the coming days xoxo

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  10. bless his heart! I know how you feel, dear! my Grandma just passed away few days ago, too! May they rest in peace and stay in our hearts forever!

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  11. Jaime what beautiful photos to remember your grandfather by! I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time xoxo

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