June 6, 2010

The Day we went to visit Bampa...


My dad's 70th birthday would have been May 27th. We all went together to his grave. Not only did Calvin finally figure out that every time we had previously driven by the cemetary and yelled, "Hi, Bampba!" that Bampa wasn't actually a field or there, but it has spurred a whole ton of curiosities about dead people with Calvin. Now he seems to think that any sprinkler box or other flat something or other burried in grass contains a dead person, so he will go around our yard, or my mom's and point out all the dead people.

We really miss my dad, it's been so nice to be back in his and my mom's ward because on many occasions, the ward members quote him and will bring up fond memories of him to me. I especially wish Calvin would have gotten to meet him, because I know he would have adored him and visa versa. At least I know, he has a good guardian angel.

4 comments:

The Cliftens said...

I still remember his funeral Rain, seems like yesterday! And what an amazing man he sounded like...I wish I could have known him better. I'm sure he is so proud of Calvin!

Becky said...

Oh that brought tears to my eyes! Love you Rain. I'm sure he is watching that little stinker Calvin and all of his antics!

Rani and Will said...

Thanks girlies! Love you both!

Kirsten Brockner said...

Crazy it's been that long. That's great that you take Calvin. (hugs)