S: Remembering Grandpa
BC: Compiled by Joyce H. Bolton 2011
FC: Remembering Grandpa | Gerald Mervin Bolton 1921-1998
1: To Remember It is a deep mystery this matter of life and death. That same person who brought us a thousand joys can one day leave us shedding a thousand tears. So suddenly, sometimes we grope blindly for words left unspoken. And for the hug we needed to give, to say good-bye. And we wonder how this thread that holds us all to life can be so thin and fragile. Until one day, we find the courage to accept that the living aren't meant to understand death, only to celebrate life. And to remember that the only real death is forgetting.
2: 1921-1939 | A L T E R R A HS
3: 88th Infantry Division Italian Campaign | U.S. Army 88th Infantry Division Italian Mid-Eastern Campaign 349 Regiment, 1st battalion, A company 23 Nov. 1942 - 26 Nov. 1945
4: Grandpa and Grandma with their first 8 grandchildren in the playhouse that they built
5: Matthew finally got Grandpa to take a nap!
6: Three cave men. | How to tend kids, Grandpa's way | "The jack on the well goes up and down, up and down, up and down. The rocks in the water goes splash, splash, splash. All to tend the boys."
7: There was always room for one more on Grandpa's lap | Hang on Teresa. It's going to be a wild ride !
8: The grandkids thought they were having fun so he never told them any different. | 20 Below zero
9: His hands never seemed to fit in his pocket
11: Old Blue
12: He was good at checkers but much better at Pictionary!
15: On Our Mission 1985-86
18: Providing for his family
19: Farming, Ranching, Rough-necking, Freighting, Moon Lake Warehouseman, & school bus driver
20: Hawaiian Vacation
22: June 1, 1948
23: This was the last picture taken of Grandpa before he died. It was on a picnic at the Stillwater camp ground with Matt, Katie & Grandma. July 1998 | Families are Eternal | Gone but not Forgotten. | Picture taken for our 50th wedding anniversary June 1, 1998