My Grandpa passed away yesterday.
He was 87.
It wasn't that big of a surprise, Grandpa had not been doing well for a while. He had been living in a care center for the last couple of months.
Here is Grandpa's WWII picture.
I remember lots of things about my grandpa, but what I remember most is how he loved to talk about hunting.
Grandpa loved to hunt deer and was full of stories.
Here is my Grandpa as a child
notice his curly hair, Grandpa loved that Ollie had curly hair too.
Here is Grandpa walking my mom down the isle.
Grandma and Grandpa with my mom and dad.
Grandma and grandpa where there for my wedding day too.
Last summer, my kids and I were out at my grandparents farm, my grandpa looked at Tatum and told me she looked just like me at her age. (she's four)
He told me he remembered the day my dad took me out to the field where me grandpa was farming. We stopped to say hi. I was sitting on the tractor with grandpa and it was time to go back to the house to eat lunch. I didn't want to get off the tractor and I kept jumping up and down saying I wanted to stay with Grandpa Ben. So grandpa took me back to the house on the tractor and he drove real slow. ( That probally would not happen today) Some of my best memories from my childhood were spending time on my grandparents farm.
I love you grandpa!
Benjamin C. Lahna