Thursday, August 7, 2008


Here we are today in Matthews, North Carolina visiting family before we head to the beaches of the Outer Banks of NC next week.

One of the people we are visiting here is The King's grandfather. Given the fact that The King is a mature man, with three children who are not babies, and who has been married for 15+ years, you will surmise that his grandfather is a man advanced in age.

In fact, The King's grandfather is 97 years old. In the video below he is teaching our kids a card trick while we are out for dinner, and as I filmed it I just couldn't stop thinking about how lucky they are to have this incredible time with their great-grandfather.

His passions are cards (he knows every game and all of the rules) and the New York Yankees, and he is fully and completely with it and aware of every trade, score and pitching change. He is totally amazing, and we are so lucky to be a part of this time in his life.

How rare and unbelievable. Grandpa (and Great Grandpa!!!), we love you.


Scrappin Jenny said...

97 years old...that is really unreal and so awesome at the same time!

My daughter had 5 great grandparents until last September when my husband's grandmother passed away at the age of 96. But she still has both sets of my grandparents, all of whom she knows very well. And she realizes how rare a gift this is and appreciates it so much.

noble pig said...

Seriously, they are so lucky. I can't believe how with it he is. Wow, it's like he's sixty. Good genes mean a lot I guess, I hope they were passed on.