Wednesday, April 29, 2009


What can I say about Grandpa. The thing that comes to mind is what Trev said at the hospital. That he is tough as nails that he get hit by a truck and keeps going (Trev was just trying to get us to laugh). It worked. My grandfather cut carpet for rugs, mowed lawns, and collected can's for the extra money in the summer the rest of the time he worked full time at a high school as a janitor. I was all ways with the both of them to me they were my 2nd parents even though they were really my dads parents. I remember the summers my papaw would take the boys out to mow yards and the girls would stay in the car or go to the store and get drinks it was not until later that the girls would get to mow the lawns to. See there was five boys and 2 girls (in the beginning) and we were always together in the summer. Papaw had a huge table that he would cut the carpet on and he would take and cut the carpet into rug's then sell them to a guy out in Murray co the guy would put binding on them and sell them. All the grandkids would help we would have to climb on the table to spread the roll of carpet out and he would take the cutter and cut it one of us would have to take the cutter in the middle and bring it to the end for him. He would teach us to be very careful with it to where we would not cut our fingers off. I am not the best person in the world and I have a temper that I got from my mother. As a child I showed my temper all the time my grandparents lived in Dawnville when I was little. One time my papaw was getting on to me for something and I ran outside to get away from him and he came after me I jumped off the front potch and he stop and told me to come there I told him no that just made him madder and he came after me and chased me down and gave me a spanking man he could run. Just think about a 7 yr old running around and a 51 yr old can keep up with her (LOL).At the time it was not funny but to think back it is.He has all was mowed lawns as the grandkids grew up they did not come around much but he still done it. I lived with them before I got married and there was time when he would come and pick me up from work and have the mower and I know that it was a job so I would just ask where we had to mow and would go and help him. Even after me and Jesse got married I would ask him to bring a mower over to the house to where he had a mowing job and would pay him to bring the mower over even though I was the one that mowed but he would weed-eat for me. Because as he got older he was not able to mow lawns anymore and the people that he would mow for were all stating to die off.(the people he had mowed for forever).There is so much more but for now this will do.Please remember me and my family as you pray .

Joe (uncle that was with them) got to come home today. We went to see him and they called and said that he was going to be discharged today that we could take him home.There is going to have to be some work done at the house so he can move around. But it is good for him to be home.


Valerie said...

Shanda, I just love hearing these stories. I am glad to hear that Joe is getting to come home. I am glad you ar doing a blog because you will have all of your thoughts and feelings documented on here so you or your children can look back and read and remember. Thanks for sharing and our prayers are with you.

Krista said...

I like these stories. One of my first memories of Loyd was working outside at the rug table. We had just got married and were moving in with them. We got out of the truck and he asked me if I could be a country girl. I said well I'll try, and he said okay then come and help me cut up this carpet! He was not a lazy man. Always coming up with something else to do, and Charlie is just like him! I don't know about the other sons, but I know that Charlie is always looking for something else to do. He just can't stand to sit still.