Thursday, April 7, 2016

Grandson

The A to Z Challenge takes us on a journey through the month of April. We write Monday through Saturday and take Sunday off. Hence, 26 days and 26 letters of the alphabet. Come in and see what snippet I'm sharing with you today.   

      Grandson      


Today's post is brought to you by the letter G. I had a post all prepared to tell you all about my hateful, mean grandma. Really! I only had one grandma. My maternal grandmother! And I don't have a single nice memory of her. She was just down-right witchy.

Instead I am going to share a couple of pictures with you. I am going to tell you that I am now the proud grandma of a Marine. Well, he isn't yet a full-fledged Marine. He is what they call a Poole. He has to graduate high school. Darian went to Oklahoma City today and completed his induction ceremony. (Warts are almost gone).His projected ship date is November 7. Gives us plenty of time to love on him before he leaves for boot camp. I couldn't be prouder. He had a vision and he is going to see it though. So take a look at these pictures and be proud right along with me.


psssst that is his Papa's purple shirt

Proud!

45 comments:

  1. Congrats to Darian. Glad you'll have some more time with him before he ships out. And a much better post than talking about someone you didn't like much.

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    1. That is probably so true. But that woman was a huge influence on the kind of grandma I became!!

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  2. He's tall (or the other guy is really short :) Congrats to Darian! Great that he had a vision and then started to pursue it! Neat that Papa was represented there too :) What a wonderful adventure I'm sure Darian will have in the military. Tough work, but it will be interesting to see where he ends up being stationed, etc.

    betty

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    1. Darian is tall. A bit over 6'. I don't think he was thinking of how Papa would be represented when he wore that shirt. He was just required to wear a shirt with a collar and he doesn't own many. I will have to tell him. It will make him proud to know he took Papa with him to his 'swearing in.'

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  3. Thanks for sharing these. You are entitled to be very proud:)

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  4. There's a happy 'G' post! He's accomplished a big goal, all the more special wearing his Papa's shirt. That's touching. All the best to Darian. And HAPPY 65th TO YOU!!!!

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  5. You must be very proud of your grandson. Good job! I had a mean mother so I know what you are talking about when you mention 'witchy'.

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    1. Yes, we all didn't have those perfect childhoods, did we? I would like to re-write mine!

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  6. Good for him! I'm always proud of our military and for the brave souls who commit themselves to it.

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  7. Well, I can see why you are proud! Good for him!

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  8. Good for him. He has a lot of hard work ahead of him, and he certainly looks up to it.

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    1. I hope he will be okay. He has dreamed of this for so long.

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  9. Why, look at that posture! I'm sure he'll do the uniform proud. Mostly, I'm touched that he chose to wear one of his Papa's shirts.

    I hope you're en-JOYing a very happy birthday! :)))

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    1. He will make the Marines proud. Thank you for the birthday wishes, Myra. I very much enjoyed the card! You know how it is ...just another day!!

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  10. That's really wonderful ! Congratulations !!

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  11. That's fantastic! A Marine!! Wow. That's exciting. Wishing him all the best. Going in a boy, coming out a man...
    Congrats!

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Thank you Michele. I will miss 'the boy' but look forward to meeting 'the man'

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  12. Congratulations to your grandson. I'm sure he is equally lucky to have a wonderful grandma like you.

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    1. I don't know about that, but thank you!

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  13. So awesome!
    You deserve to be proud.

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  14. Congrats to your grandson. He looks so big and strong in the pictures, I'm sure he will do well and continue to make you proud.

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    1. Thank you Inger. He is a big stong kiddo

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    2. Thank you Inger. He is a big stong kiddo

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  15. It will change his life, for the better. That's what Joe always tells me. His years in the Corps made him the man he is today. Semper Fi, Darian.

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  16. That's wonderful. Congratulations to your grandson. :)

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  17. Wonderful pictures and you're right to be so proud!

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  18. You have every reason to be proud and I can almost see Richard smiling down on him.

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    1. Yes, we know how proud Richard would have been! He loved this boy so much!

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  19. Great to have a grandson you are proud of. Mine is 4 and I wonder what life has in store for him. I am very proud of him too.

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    1. I am sure you are very proud of your 4 year old!!

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