Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Saying Good-Bye

A couple of weeks ago we lost a wonderful man, my husband's grandfather, Merlin (better known as Bopa). His health had been in decline for quite a while but it was still sad to let him go. It was nice to see so many friends and family members come and support each other and remember such a great man.

My in-law's dog, Piggy

Their other dog, Maggie

 Mickey, Uncle Bob's dog

 Mickey's brother, Zack

Bopa's favorite hat 

Shirt my mother-in-law had made for Bopa a couple of years ago

 Zack keeping watch over Bopa's favorite chair

 Mickey keeping it warm

Some of Bopa's wood projects (he was a master carpenter)

One of the neighbors brought over a ham and macaroni and cheese

My cousin-in-law's daughter Abby playing in the leaves

My other cousin-in-law Jenni and her niece Emma (Abby's sister)

Abby and Emma's mom, Beth

Jenni's husband, Matt

My hubby

Jenni working on photo collages to be shown at the funeral home

Aunt Noreen with her new iPad she got for her birthday

Uncle Bob and Boma


The in-law's cat, Kitty

My mother-in-law, Tweeter, showing Boma something on the computer

My father-in-law, Terry, made vegetable soup

Bopa's dune buggy he built on display outside the funeral home

Cool floral arrangement that Tweeter thought up

Dinner after the viewing

My brother-in-law and his wife


  1. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Bopa seemed like a crafty guy. I'm in awe of his handiwork and his "been there done that" check list shirt. The buggy and his work tools in the arrangement were a nice touch. Hugs to you all.

  2. Aww, thanks Hope! He was amazing. We have several pieces from him including a table sized version of the grandfather clock (he made a full size for each of his kids and then a table sized for each grandchild to receive when they got married).