Saturday, July 25, 2009

A sad and unexpected hiatus

Grandpa with horns

I will be on a hiatus from posting for a while. I have wrestled all day with whether this grief should be private, but since I have blogged about his amazing stamp collection many times, I have decided to share with a heavy heart that I lost my wonderful grandfather this morning. (I posted about his stamps, and spoke of him in the present tense, only yesterday.) I will be joining family to attend the funeral, and I don't know how long I'll be away from blog posting. I may have internet access but at the moment I just don't have the heart to post pretty letter photos, or even to write any letters.

My apologies to everyone who is awaiting a letter from me... the delay is going to continue for a while longer. Thank you for your patience.

This photo of him is from 2002, when he was in better health. It showcases his fiesty, lively personality to a tee. He always liked to put funny things on his head, or funny hats on, and so I brought these horns to a Thanksgiving dinner in 2002. He modeled the horns with more flair than anyone else in the family.