cant imagine what you all are going thru, and i am so very sorry. i do believe that your parents are right where they want to be, and that is together. may the memories and love find you comfort and peace.
Grandpa, please know that we love you and hope you are at peace. We know that you wanted to be with Grandma. We miss you both so much.
I know that when you saw Grandma, she asked you, “What took you so long?” I can only imagine the first meal you both had together, maybe your favorite, Nathan’s hot dogs with baked beans and of course salad. Salad is a must. I know that you both probably had ice cream, Halvah bars, Mallomars or peanut butter cups for dessert.
Maybe for breakfast tomorrow you and Grandma will have chocolate lava cake with ice cream.
Grandpa, I remember the time that you and grandma took Joanna and I to Jackson diner for lunch. We didn’t want dessert, but you insisted on it. Grandpa, you ordered us vanilla iced cream sundaes with coconut and nut topping. Something I would have never ordered myself. It was delicious.
I remember all the Thanksgivings we had together. You sitting on the chair in the living room in Lakewood, with your legs crossed listening to everyone talk. You watching football and talking sports. I remember the Thanksgiving I went with grandpa to pick up ice at ShopRite. When we got to the store, Grandpa gave the cashier his Shop Rite card and walked away with the ice, thinking he paid. I paid for the ice and he looks back and said, “where did you go?” I explained to him that he forgot to pay after giving them the ShopRite card and he laughed. It was funny. Then, he insisted that he give me back the two dollars for the ice which I said don’t worry about it, but he took out his wallet and gave me the money. It is moments like these that we will cherish forever.
Grandpa and Grandma, I know you are so proud of all your children- Scott, Elyse, Linda, and David. Like what was discussed the other day, you never expected perfection from your children, just hard work and effort. Scott, Elyse, Linda and David, please know that your Mommy and Daddy are always looking down on you and are with you wherever you go.
I know that you two will be together, holding hands and looking down on all of us during moments of happiness and moments of sadness. I know that you and grandma will watch over Andrew and Laura in their new home. I know you will watch over Laura as she raises her three children, Eddie, Ellie and Elias and as they become teenagers and give her a hard time as typical teenagers do, as they hit milestones like learning to drive, and graduating middle high and high school. I know that both of you felt that she is such a great mother. I know you will watch over Danny, Ivonne, Demi and Tommy as they build their lives in Connecticut and as Demi and Tommy hit their own major milestones, like riding a bike, losing their teeth, and starting kindergarten and elementary school. I know you will look over Hannah as she lives her life in South Carolina. I know that you will watch over me. I know you will look over Jenna as she grows and continues to ask everyone a million questions about what their favorite tv show is and who their favorite singer is. I know you will look over Joanna as she cooks and goes on her interesting adventures like camping. I know you will watch over Jeremy as he makes his college choice and graduates high school this year. I know you will look over Rachel during her time in college and are looking forward to seeing her graduate. You will be looking down on us during all major life events and won’t miss a thing.
Grandma and Grandpa did everything together. From Brooklyn, to Rosedale, to Oceanside, to Lakewood, to heaven together. They went to Atlantic City together, they went to Aruba together, they went to baby showers together, they went to the beauty salon together, they ate salads together, they ate ice cream together.
I know that Grandma and Grandpa want us to be together and to never stop our Thanksgiving traditions.
Grandmapa, as Jenna would say, we love you. Please be at peace.
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