This is my Gramps....he turned 90 in January and he won't be with us much longer. Not in this lifetime as we know it anyways...
I consider myself very lucky to have made a couple of trips up to Minnesota last month to visit him. Gramps is very tired but did joke and laugh. :-) The first visit with my Mom was awesome! He requested short visits from visitors but when we tried to leave him he would keep on chatting! The next trip that Brian and I took was not as good. He was very tired and slept a lot more. He still did manage to laugh and joke a bit...but we kept those visits very very short as requested, and he did not argue. Amazing what different two weeks can make, ya know?
Gramps is very lucky....he was working in his wood shop thru the middle of last year and did not start having big health issues until then, so he really did have a nice long life.
Here is me, my brother and two sisters with Grams. She passed a few years ago when she was 97 and she was just as tough and bull headed as she was years ago! Ha ha! She was the type to get fired up about things while Gramps was more quiet and low key. :-) When she started having sight problems she taught herself to crochet by feel...and did quite well!
They both had long full lives...can't ask for more than that.
Gramps says he is ready to be with Grams.... As sad as I will be that he is gone, I will also be so glad that he is where he wants to be.
Love you Grams and Gramps!!!!
Until later....Karen and Tripp who always has a horsey hug for his girl even tho he doesn't fully understand the emotions of humans...