Ancestral Notes

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Sentimental Sunday – We Will Miss You Grampa Morrison

This weekend has been a difficult one for my family, my children lost their grandfather Friday evening. Don Morrison was my father-in-law from my first marriage. He could have ended our relationship when his son and I ended our marriage, but he was a special man who always treated me like one of the family. Not too many people would invite their previous in-laws to their wedding, but I didn’t give it a second thought, they were part of my family and I wanted to share my day with them. Grandma Grandpa Morrison 2006

Photo taken for 50th Wedding Anniversary by Due South Photography.

He helped me through a lot of hard times after his son and I were divorced too. He didn’t have to, he had no obligation, that’s just how he was. I don’t know what I would have done without him.

He really enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, My granddaughter, Mackenzie spent almost every weekend at their home.

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Whenever there was a family gathering, for holidays or birthdays, Christmas pageants, dance recitals, Grampa and Granma Morrison were there.

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Even when there wasn’t any special occasion, just playing Chase the Ace at the Hoopers (my son’s in-laws) on Saturday night.

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Or Saturday afternoons at my son’s house, having a barbecue, watching the kids swimming, watching the older kids with their toys

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and just enjoying family.

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He would always give me a great big hug upon arrival, I will miss his hugs. I am glad that my grandchildren had a chance to know one of their great-grandfathers, my dad died three months before my first grandson was born.

I am thankful for having known this man, I have many wonderful memories of him that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

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Filed under: Sentimental Sunday

7 Responses

  1. Barbara says:

    Earline, what a wonderful tribute. Enjoyed the photos and getting to know the man. Your children were lucky that you and he continued your relationship, you all won.

  2. TCasteel says:

    Gotta love our grampas.

  3. Terri says:

    Such a nice tribute to your Father-In-Law! So sorry for your families loss – but glad you have so many wonderful memories.

  4. Greta Koehl says:

    Condolences on the loss of your father-in-law; what a great life he had, though, and to leave such memories of love behind!

  5. Sounds like he was a most wonderful person. How lucky for all of you. Memories.

  6. Thank you, he will be missed by all who knew him.

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June 2010
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