"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


 How blessed we are to have grandpa nearby! 

 Is there anything quite like a grandpa? 

Who else can turn an ordinary deck of cards into 'tricky' entertainment?

When the kids were younger, he pulled quarters out of their ears! 

They didn't understand why they couldn't just ask grandpa when they needed money. 

Weren't they instant ATM's in his proficient hands?

Sometimes I'm tempted to send them over to play again.  Just enough for a gallon of milk...
Love you dad!

Blessings, Debbie


  1. Granddad's are great! Mine will be 93 this May and going strong. I wish he lived closer, but I do get to talk with him every week.

  2. Precious post...what a treasure and what a blessing!!!

    From your comment on my post...I too have been so inspired through blogging, God has opened my eyes to so much and convicted me at different times. I hope you continue to be blessed in your blogging journey.

  3. Those are the sweetest pictures I have ever seen. What a great Grandpa, You are really one of the richest ladies I have met.
    Such a wonderful family,
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    I love the quarters out of their ears,

  4. Beautiful tribute to Grandpa. I love short, meaningful posts. Looks forward to "hanging out" with your blog too. You can hang out anytime on my farm...

  5. Sadly I never got to know my grandpa(opa) as we emmigrated when I was turning 4. Now I'm the grandma (oma/maa) and Petal is the grandpa(opa).
    This is a lovely way to show your love for your dad. I can see what he means to your family. Blessings. Maa

  6. It is a special treat to have Grandpa so near. Precious memories.

  7. Hi..Loved this..such a handsome grandpa and the way she looks at him..so sweet! I think being a grand parent is magical. I have added you to my blog list and will follow you. ;D

  8. I love the joy in your daughters face. What a sweet relationship they must have.

  9. My kids grandfather (my dad) died last May and my kids are still having difficulty with that at times...your kids are indeed fortunate that their grandad is still with them to enjoy....thanks for stopping by my blog, I do enjoy all comments.

  10. Envious of the girls. My grandfathers were both dead before I was born. I know I missed something great. How wonderful. Her face - his face - how wonderful.

  11. Wonderful post...it's so nice to see the interaction between this grandpa and his darling granddaughter.

    Thank you for your visits to my corner. I've enjoyed your comments and your wit.


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