S: These are a few of our favorite things
FC: A few of our favorite things
1: Over the years we have enjoyed many holidays ,cookouts, reunions and by far some of the best vacations we have every gone on. You have both been a true inspiration to all of us and now to our children... We thank you for every story, no matter how fabricated Dad may allow it to get. . Your words of encouragement and wisdom. are something that will be instilled in all our us forever. We are so grateful for the rich spiritual heritage you have passed down to us. You are true examples of what Family really means. . Although many miles and even oceans may separate us, we share a love for our family and an even deeper love for God.. . We truly our blessed for not only you two but for each other. We hope this book reminds you of this.. We love you . Love, Your Family
2: My favorite is coming to your house and always getting ice cream and just the chance to sit and visit.----Anna I love that we played spoons every night in Georgia and Grandpa you took the big spoon.. Sitting on the porch at Smith Mountain Lake and Grandma ,you referring to Zac's gatorade as a urine sample..-----Marissa
3: I love going to your house for all the holiday and being with family., snack bags for the car rides home. Celebrating 75 years at top sail A-Z-----Emily | I remember all the long bike rides I took with you Gramps Always getting the biggest bowl of ice cream at your house. ---Corey | Watching the air shows and hot air balloons. Always cheering me on at my football games. We always won when you came.---Jack
4: The crisp evening breeze rushing through my dirty-blonde hair brings me back to over a decade ago when I boarded the Tahoe Queen with my Grandma Pat and Grandpa 'Gene and my Father. the memory is as clear as the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe. We jumped on that ship in late afternoon, and remained on the water into the twilight hours. Grandpa Gene was so excited to be on a boat and told stories of his days in the Navy. Grandma and I lounged on the comfortable seats as we sailed the circumference of the lake, we sipped at our red shirley temples and took in the beauty of the pink pastel sunset surrounding us as the sun set. As we marveled at the beauty of the tall Jeffery Pines reaching into the sunset, Grandpa came and told me to come with him, I held his hand as he and my Father led me to the bow of the Tahoe Queen where Grandpa introduced me to the captain of this beautiful vessel, she was so sweet to me and talked about being the captain of a ship. I was in awe, I had never met a captain of a ship before that day. As the sun finely ducked below the coniferous for the night, and the stars made their appearance for the night, the Tahoe Queen harbor docked in the harbor for the duration of the night. The four of us got off the boat and returned to our hotel to continue what was already a wonderful vacation in the mountains.
7: There are an endless amount of memories I have of Grandma and Grandpa it would take forever to choose my favorite one. Every moment spent with them was a moment to be remembered and cherished. They have always treated their grandchildren with so much love and kindness. the memories of them greatly shows how much they care about their family. Everything from the wonderful family vacations, the holidays the dedication they have to attend all of their grandchildrens events, to the laughter and joy they share are all memories that i will always cherish and be grateful for. More importantly past all the memories and time spent with grandma and grandpa are the lessons learned. The lesson that family will always be the most important thing in your life and to be fortunate enough to have one like ours. It is the best thing in the world. Grandpa and Grandma have always taught me to be kind and put others first. Having them in my life and having them be the foundation of our family has showed me love and respect. ------Rachel
8: Having Someone to Love is Family Having Somewhere to Go is Home Having Both is a Blessing | I loved getting to go to the Browns training camp and all the Indians games you took me too when I was little.. Spending the night with Grandma reading books.......Josh | I loved the 75th birthday in top sail. I have never seen you smile and laugh so much.----Adam | My favorite was the glass boat ride in Key Largo. Great day.. Will anything top Notre Dame?-----Zac
9: PreP | Words cannot express how much we appreciate all you have done and all you have been throughout the years. We love you. | Precious Gifts From God...
10: Thank You for your support and all of the fond memories !!!! | I love going to to the St. Eds and Ignatius game with you.... Nate Skipping school to go to the Indians game with Gramps and Uncle Mike.....Aidan | Getting to go see plays at the Beck Center with Grandma.....Grace
12: G R A N D M A | REAT PERSON EALLY SWEET WESOME NICE ELIGHTFUL ARVELOUS LWAYS SMILING | ----JOJO
13: GOING TO THE PARK WITH GRAMPS AND PLAYING MONKEYS WITH HIM.--- JOJO NOTHING BEATS SNIPE HUNTING WITH GRANPA., THAT STILL MAKES ME SMILE THINKING ABOUT IT ----ISABELLE SITTING ON THE COUCH WITH GRANDMA AND TAKING TURNS READING TO EACH OTHER. ISABELLE | Ho ho ho a sniping we will go...........
15: I have such great memories of the cruise we took.... Salena My favorite memory is Grandma and Grandpa coming to one of my college basketball games and Grandpa yelling at the ref that he needed glasses.... Ian | I loved getting the opportunity to sit with Grandma and learn all about our family tree and the history behind it.... Gramps I loved my trip to Ohio to do the cancer relay. It was great time setting up and getting to walk and talk with you all night. .......Justin
16: Grandparents hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever. Thanks for all your love and support throughout the years.
19: We love you both so much!!!!!! We cannot thank you enough for the value you have brought our family. Thanks for teaching us all what it means to be a family. There are many people who never get to experience the love and support of a family the way we do. So,You are truly and inspiration to your children and now your grandchildren.Thank you for the legacy you will leave behind and the love that will continue on in our hearts as long as we're upon this earth. With All Our love,.. Liz,Brian, Isabelle and Jordan xoxoxoxo