Halloween a.k.a. Reformation Day a.k.a. my Grandfather’s birthday

Halloween a.k.a. Reformation Day a.k.a. my Grandfather’s birthday


My grandfather around age 18

Today is my Grandfather’s 90th birthday, and his first birthday spent in Heaven. He passed away 9 months ago today.

I don’t have a lot of memories of just me and him, but this saltines tin represents one strong memory. Every day for lunch, he would make himself a bowl of soup and pull out this tin of crackers. He would spread peanut butter on the crackers to have with his soup. Often I would sit at the table with him and have peanut butter crackers too. We would discuss on which side of the cracker should the peanut butter be spread. He thought I was silly for having an opinion. ;-) We would watch Matlock while eating lunch together.


Making a kite out of newspaper when I was around 4 or 5 years old

Happy birthday, Grandpa. Hope you’re getting a chance to chat with your hero Martin Luther about the Reformation.

Me and my grandparents

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