Tuesday, August 14, 2007

my grandpa: Raymond Joseph Gouine

My grandpa died last night. I want to say something amazing but I can't. My gran is gonna cremate him today. No service. I'm not quite sure what to say.

Can I just make a list?

He was 84. antique dealer. he was afraid of water & swimming. he had red hair. he liked vodka & sweets. he taught me how to make change. he fed the barn cats. he let me drive the tractor. He grew beautiful tomatoes. he liked to weld things together. he was a pack rat. his eyesight had deteriorated so completely he was blind. He was very proud of his kids. He didn't talk a lot. he liked babies. he taught me how to make fried egg sandwiches. he was pretty cool for an old grouch.

i need another kleenex.


Maddy said...

Your grandpa sounds like a great guy. I know you;'ll miss him. Big hugs.

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Zoe the Wonder Dog said...

Lovely tribute. So sorry. Big hugs. -Georgina