Sunday, January 10, 2016

A (repost) tribute to my Grampa: Lemon Meringue Tarts

On Christmas Eve my Grampa passed away.
I've written about him a few times because we used to bake cookies for him when we'd go visit at the hospital.

He was a pretty quiet, old school, say whatever was on his mind, rough and tough cowboy, but he loved our girls and they loved him back.
It was funny because he never said much to them, but he had a huge impact on them, Lauren in particular.

It was the little things he'd do that showed he cared.
For instance, as soon as the girls got there, he'd perk up a bit and prop himself up so he could see the girls and watch them sing and dance. He'd talk about them for days afterwards. They also gave him a burst of energy. I don't know how many times we went to see him and were told he wasn't doing well and probably didn't have much time left, and then sure enough after we left he was a whole a new man full of life again.

My grampa and my dad

I don't have a new post ready today, because I was asked to MC his celebration of life which was yesterday.
So those late nights I usually spend editing photos and writing about baking, were spent writing (and re-writing) speeches and a schedule for the day. 

My Grampa loved baking pies and was known for his lemon meringue pies. 
So as a little tribute to him, here's an old post of mine all about Lemon Meringue Tarts!

He was 93 and ready to go. Not too long ago he told my aunt he was happy with his life and if he had to do it over, he wouldn't change a thing. Not many people can say that. And knowing that, made it a little easier to say goodbye. You'll be missed, RIP Cowboy Grampa.

My dad and grampa on the farm

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  1. Such a nice tribute to a special man.

    1. Thank you!
      It was a nice day on Saturday too. Lots of stories were told and I discovered some new things about Grampa!