S: THANK-YOU FOR ALL OF THE LIFE LESSONS YOU HAVE TAUGHT US GRANDDAD
BC: TO: GRANDDAD LOVE: TRACY
FC: EVERYTHING I KNOW, I LEARNED FROM MY GRANDDAD | FAMILY | LOVE
1: Thank-You for being the first person to hold me after my operation & for driving us to sick kids for all of my follow-up appointments | Thank-You for babysitting me all of those times when mom & Gram went to Bingo | Thank-You for taking me ice-fishing so many times with you & Uncle Budd even though five in the morning was a little early for a 7 year old
2: Thank-You for coming to visit us in Orillia on your Harley with Carl & for taking us in to live with you when we moved back to Sutton. It was the only time that I ever really felt secure growing up | Thank-You for all of the rides in the back of your lawn tractor to visit Ralph & his animals & for the walks around the block. It was just you, me, & Beauty. | Thank-You for all of the New Years Days we got up early to tape Old Hank on the radio
3: Thank-You for buying me a mini-bike & teaching me how to ride it & how to maintain it. You also taught me how to fix things
4: Thank-You for teaching me all of those naughty little rhyming songs that I now teach my kids. Thanks for giving me my nose back every time you stole it because that was really scary not being able to smell
5: Thank-You for allowing me to spend so many summers at your house & letting me help plant the garden. You didn’t even mind that I ate most of the vegetables that I picked | THANK-YOU FOR NOT MINDING WHEN I'M JUST
6: Thank-You for being an honest man with a kind heart, the kind of man who is loved & respected by everyone who knows you | THANK-YOU FOR KNOWING THAT YOU ARE GREATLY LOVED & DEEPLY APPRECIATED
7: Thank-You for noticing that I'm a bit different & for gently allowing me to find my own way | THE ONLY PLACE THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN "NORMAL" IS A CYCLE ON MY DRYER! | HAPPY
8: Thank-You for bouncing me on your knee & singing “Granddad’s Baby” a million times. (I really believe that I am) Oh, & thank - you for not chopping me up for kindling wood! Thanks for not feeding me to that Old Tom Cat! | GRANDDAD'S BABY YES YOU ARE DO DA ..
9: Thank-You for your quiet, gentle, reassuring way that always lets me know that everything will be O.K.
10: Thank-You for always pushing me to do better & believing that I would | THANK-YOU FOR NOT JUDGING ME TOO HARSHLY WHEN I LOST MY WAY FOR A WHILE & FOR STILL BELIEVING IN ME WHEN I STOPPED BELIEVING IN MYSELF | Thank-You for knowing that when I messed up, I had not done a permanent job of it
11: Thank-You for assuming the role of a dad instead of a Granddad | Most of all, Thank-You for being you & making me so proud to call you MINE!!!! | Thank-You for making me feel special my whole life
12: I thought I'd let you know I thought I'd let you see What a awesome Granddad you are And what you mean to me. It's very rare, Granddad, To meet someone special like you If I didn’t have you guiding me, I’m not sure what I would do | I remember the first time that I dumped my mini-bike, It was you who said, “try it again if you like” Convincing me to give that one more try, While, my knees were skinned, I just forgot to cry. The fact that you were always there, Shows how much you loved me, Of that I am aware. There was nothing that I felt I could not conquer With you by my side my confidence only grew stronger.
13: The growing up years were kind of rough, I was sure I wasn’t too big, or ever tough enough. You taught me to defend myself when I was right, Even if that meant not backing down from a fight. You just gave me an inner strength, with stubborn pride of equal length. I learned the hard way just how to stand but I always knew, If I slipped, I could just reach for your hand | To : Granddad All My Love, | TRACY
18: I LOVE YOU GRANDDAD I LOVE YOU GRANDDAD I LOVE YOU GRANDDAD I LOVE YOU GRANDDAD I LOVE YOU GRANDDAD I LOVE YOU GRANDDAD I LOVE YOU GRANDDAD I LOVE YOU GRANDDAD I LOVE YOU GRANDDAD I LOVE YOU GRANDDAD I LOVE YOU GRANDDAD I LOVE YOU GRANDDAD I LOVE YOU GRANDDAD I LOVE YOU GRANDDA
20: ALL BECAUSE TWO PEOPLE FELL IN LOVE | WE MAY NOT HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER..... | BUT TOGETHER WE HAVE IT ALL!
21: THE SEDORE'S | JUST A FEW OF ......