My grandmother passed last week. She was a very nice woman and I'll miss her. Today I visited my grandfather to see how he's doing. He's having a lot of trouble with is memory. Just before I left, he told me that my grandmother is in the hospital and had to be reminded by my aunt that she passed away last week.

My grandfather is a strong man with the type of character that good men should hope to have. Teenagers today worry about video games and texting and getting their driver's license. He was 16 years old on the USS Hornet in the Navy during World War II. He raised three strong and fine sons and one very good daughter. He still smiles and asks how his great grand-daughters are. He knows his memory isn't serving him well. To have to repeatedly get the news that your wife has "slipped away" as he eloquently put it, and to bear that news repeatedly with the strength and dignity he displayed is something I doubt I would have the fortitude of spirit to do myself.

That was harder to type than I thought it would be.

Today is going to stay with me for a very long time.

6 comments:

Crushling said...

My sincere condolences. Your grandfather sounds like an incredibly strong man.

Elena said...

I'm very honestly sorry to hear about your loss. I know what you mean by what teenagers think about today. I wish everything was like before, when honor and respect ment a lot to everyone. My grandfather was also in war and passed away a long time ago. Anyway, I know you'll get through this and I hope everything works out for you.

Reading Rachel said...

I was blog hopping and landed on yours. I'm truly sorry for your loss. Your grandfather sounds like a wonderfully sweet, strong man and I wish him well through this time. God Bless.

Tim Paulsen said...

Hi Marty, It is your old elementary school friend Tim Pauslen. I am sorry to hear of yoru loss. I always talked about you but never knew where ya went. I dont know if you will even rememeber me, but you tought me how to draw cars in like, the second grade. I went to your house for Birthday parties and you came to my house. Check out my website.
www.earcandy.com, click on the top banner. feel free to email me directly anytime at tim@earcandy.com

Marty Nozz said...

HOLY CRAP! TIM!! Good grief man, I thought you fell off the world!

Anonymous said...

Yea, I kinda left our home town and have been serving the music Industry my whole life. How are you doing man? you look great! I was looking for you on facebook and stuff and found your cousin.
I miss your personality.. there is only one Marty N. in this world! :)
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