06 December 2010

Military Monday - Grandfather - Army Man

Bubba was a sailor man, but my Dad's father was a career army man. He entered my thoughts frequently in Germany. He was stationed there several times. The first time was just after World War II when my Dad was very young, not even yet school age. This is Stanley: 

He passed away when I was just four years old. I wish I had had a chance to get to know him, but he made sure of one important thing....he wanted to be the first man to give me roses. 

Yes, two dozen red and yellow roses brought to two year old me by my grandfather, the first man to give me roses. How sweet was he? 

Scrappy Gen


  1. What a gem he was! Thanks for sharing your touching story AND photo! And by the way I love your Blog design :-)

  2. Thank you so much! He really was. We have hundreds of letters he and my grandmother wrote back and worth while he was in the war.


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