Monday, February 7, 2011

Miss my Grampa...

I am so blessed to have known my Great Grandpa Dyer for almost 25 years. Grampa was such a sweet, sweet man, and I'm so happy we got to take Parker to meet him (and Gramma!!). Grampa had four BEAUTIFUL daughters, a bunch of grandchildren, a ton of great- grandchildren, and even great-great-grandchildren!! Isn't that amazing?! And he loved every single one of them.
Sweet, sweet Grampa. A lot of my memories are of Grampa in a cowboy hat...
This was taken either right before or right after they got married. Aren't they cute?! Gramma was telling some of my family how they met...they met when Gramma was 16, and Grampa asked her to marry him. She said, "NO! I'm not getting married until I'm 17!" :) Gramma made him wait until she turned 17 (on Christmas Day) before she would say yes! Her parents didn't approve so they got some of their friends to go to Reno with them, and they eloped! They had to lie about their age, and Gramma said she still feels bad that they lied!
We went to California last May to celebrate my Grams and Gramps' 50th wedding anniversary with a huge party! We had so much fun seeing EVERYONE that is related to or has known Grams and Gramps. It was SO special...
This is most of my family (mom's side)! (Missing Aunt Chris, Kira, and Jade)
Gramma and Grampa celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary right before Grampa passed away. (Grams and Gramps also celebrated 51 years on the same day!)

I LOVED every moment I got to spend with Grampa. He is missed greatly, but we know we will see him again!

"O then what raptured greetings
On Canaan's happy shore;
What knitting severed friendships up (and family!)
Where partings are no more..."

"...Sickness, sorrow, pain and death,
Are felt and feared no more...
I am bound...for the Promised Land!"


  1. What a sweet post. I love the pictures! The pictures where they are young and the kiss on their anniversary are both so priceless, what a legacy!

  2. Seems like he lived such a full life! Praying for your family, Jess! Love you!