19 September 2011

Photo Monday: a life well-lived

My Pa
August 5, 1922 - September 16, 2011

Many more photos of a beautiful, well-lived life if you click the post title above.

Pa (right) with his three brothers and baby sister

Pa (right) in his Navy uniform with his brother and father

My Pa's name was Christ (short for Christian). This photo was a present from him.

With my mother and uncle

With my maternal grandmother, just before she passed away

With my mom's stepmom, the only grandma I've ever known

Pa with our blended family

Pa's grandkids (I'm the baby)

Pa in his same Navy uniform fifty years later

I only hope I can do so well.


Rachel C said...

This is such a beautiful tribute to your grandfather. He looks so happy and loving in all the pictures. Again, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tina said...

Thank you, Sari, so very, very much.

Laura said...

I adore these pictures...it is so clear how much you love him. I'm sending you lots of cyber hugs and peaceful thoughts. (((hug)))

Christal said...

I suddenly realized none of my comments are uploading. That, or you find them wildly inappropriate. :-) Let me try again! What a beautiful post! You have captured a wonderful essence and life! What a neat person...I am so glad you have so many fond memories!