I am sorry I could not see you before you left. It will not be the same here without you.
I will miss your "God damn its" and your puttering around the kitchen when we came to visit. I will miss that funny grin you had when you left your teeth out.
I will miss you carving the turkey at Thanksgiving with that annoying electric knife and I will miss those talks on the front porch. I will miss your kindness and your caring.
I am a better person for knowing you and I have learned from the knowledge you have shared. You have always made me feel a part of your family.
Parting is painful, but you have been blessed with a good life and many people who love you. I will always remember you fondly.
So this is my good-bye, farewell. These are things I wanted to say to you, but sometimes we just don't say them in time.
Letters to Opa
Come into the garden and say a prayer. Click on gate.