BC: Created by: Chelcey Versailles
FC: Gary Wayne Versailles
2: Gary Wayne Versailles, (Aka) Grandpa, Pop-a-top, Fat man and Pops. My grandpa is the most generous, funny caring, and amazing person in the world. One problem, he's killing himself. My grandpa is an alcoholic and smokes three packs of cigarettes a day. I would say he has a problem, but he doesn't think so. He says he's going to live the rest of his withering life how he pleases.
5: About six years ago my grandpa moved in with my dad, step mom at the time, brother, sister and I. His drinking became a problem between him and my grandma a long time ago, but they lived together until then, so she kicked him out. | During the years my grandpa's drinking proceeded to every night. After my dad got divorced and my ex-step mom ex-step brother and my sister moved out, my grandpa took over Joey's old room. That has became his sanctuary.
6: My grandpa has always had circulatory problems in his feet. They always turned purple and swelled up. | One day my sister had a party, he got really drunk and fell down on a log. It became very infected. | Gangrene ended up forming in his leg that spread all the way through his thigh. This caused it to be amputated two years ago.
8: This was the worst that could happen to him, he loved being on his feet. The one thing he tells me he misses the most is dancing. He loved going to clubs and bars to dance. Every time a song he likes comes on, he reminds me how much he misses his leg. So now instead he sings at the top of his lungs.
10: Since my grandpa cannot walk, he is disabled form doing many things. Such as, taking showers; he would get hosed down by a hose in the summer, doing laundry and cleaning his room; which i do, and getting in the living room.
12: One thing that i love most about this terrible thing, is how close we have grown together. We always have been close, but this just connected us. I would do anything for him, just as well, he would do the same.
15: There are some great things about him also. He has the best sense of humor. He LOVES girls, so when i bring my friends around he is like a kid in the candy store. | They all love him, because of course, he's a ladies man. He always makes someone feel special. I love that about him.
17: Although my grandpa is growing older and more weak everyday, he will always be remembered as that crazy, outgoing spontaneous person we all know and love. I am so much very thankful for this man. He completes my world and will never be forgotten.