He loved his horses. In fact, he taught all of them to roll over. And we even have it on tape! My grandmother had a 16 mm camera and she had some of the film transferred to video some years ago. There's no sound, but you really don't need it. We even have some film of my great-grandparents.
And this photo below...wow. I just love it. I think I'm going to get it printed out and then put it in a nice frame. My grandfather was a farmer and you can tell right here how much he loved it.
My grandma is one amazing woman. My dad bought her a scanner for her birthday and she's been scanning all these old photos into the computer. And of course, when I got there Friday night, we spent hours talking. I think it was midnight when we decided we should go to bed, and then we got on another topic and talked for 40 more minutes! I so enjoy visiting with my grandmother - she is one of the smartest, kindest, and most unselfish women I know. I am so fortunate to have her in my life. Isn't this just an adorable picture of her?
The best thing about a family reunion, besides the food, is all the stories. My cousins sat around and told stories until 11:30 that night. And we probably could have stayed longer if we weren't all so tired! I'm trying to remember the best ones and if I write them down, they will stay alive for future generations.
Here's to family!