We said goodbye to grandpa Lenard last week. He passed away on May 19th. My dad called to let me know on Wednesday that he had taken a turn for the worse and we needed to get to the hospital. He lived 2 hours away. I left school immediately and headed down to the hospital. He was moved into ICU and the plan was to move to hospice but it was determined that he would pass before we could make the move. He was surrounded by his family when he passed.
He was 89 years old and a WWII veteran. He was very proud of his military service. He was a barber for 40 plus years and even had a shop set up in his garage after he retired. If you notice in the picture above, he always wore his hat cockide. He said that is how the important people wear their hats.
We had military honors for him at his funeral. The Navy sent two honor guards to play Taps and fold his flag that draped his coffin. Military custom is the oldest child gets the flag. I asked my dad what he was going to do with it and he said..do you want it? I think it would be better to go to the oldest grandchild. So after the funeral he passed the flag to me.
I do have stitching updates to show but those will have to be later...I am so glad the month of May is over. I don't think I could handle any more loss this year.