He strung telegraph wire across the trenches in France and was wounded in battle.
Lovingly known to me as Poppie...he was the first of my grandparents to pass on. I was a junior in high school, working, busy...
He seemed a very private man. I never spent much one-on-one time with him, but heard lots of stories after he'd gone.
What a life he had!
I remember Saturday nights in front of his black and white television watching HEE HAW and WRESTLING. If it was Saturday...there wasn't anything else to watch. I remember bringing my Barbies over to play with my cousins (which I had plenty of) and waiting for my hand built couch and chair and table (11" sized for the Barbies). I still have my couch. And many years later when my grandmother passed, I was given a hand-made curio shelf. There are paint-stains close to the back that I can't bear to cover-up. It's part of their house and the memories.
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