Wednesday, June 13, 2007

R.I.P. Jay Evans Paul.

Born September 1915 in Brooklyn, NY. Deceased June 2007 in Newport News, VA.

And for the record, played a mean hands of cards. And finished my crackers after I licked the peanut butter off them. And never sounded anything by thrilled to hear my voice. And spent every moment he was allowed with his wife as she ailed from congestive heart failure, holding her hand, looking lovingly into her eyes.

Grandpa, I'll miss your voice, and your smile and laugh, and I am sorry I haven't managed to beat you in cards. Maybe next hand.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i gotta ask, where was this picture taken and who's the woman to your right? i haven't seen this one before, i don't think. maybe tomorrow i'll hook up my scanner, so i can get some good grandpa pics in a more distributable form. when are you coming up?

lots and lots of hugs,
-grandpa's youngest granddaughter

MartyTheFool said...

Isis,

So sorry to hear of your loss. He sounds like a great grandpa.

Beautiful sentiments.

Take care.

Marty

PS: I've locked up my blog. Certain Life transitions right now prompted it. I'll try and check in with you more often.

estaminet said...

A better tribute was never written...and he looks like a hella scamp in that photo. What a great guy he must have been.

Rebecca said...

I'm with "anonymous" (who I totally know) up there... That is a great picture.

See you soon.

NCMarcus said...

I'm glad you have such great memories of your grandpa. You and your folks have been much in my thoughts these days.

Isis said...

Dear Anonymous,

I think it was taken in our apartment at the time. I cannot tell for sure whether it is in DeKalb or Normal. I'm sure my folks would know. And I cannot say for sure who the mystery lady is. Grandma? Aunt Kate?

Anonymous said...

To those of you with q's about the photo:

It was taken in Normal, Illinois (how normal is that?) and the lady on Isis' right is her Aunt Kate.
M