They tell me I came up with the name Pop-pop. It stuck and that is how his is known in our family. Today is his birthday.
My childhood is filled with great memories of times spent with Pop-pop and Gram. He taught me about the center of gravity while I built towers with my blocks. He took me fishing and camping and to Disney World! He tells me about his adventures and I love all his stories.
Sadly, I don't see them very often anymore. They enjoy the warm Texas weather while we freeze. I have wonderful memories of times when we all lived in the same town, though. And, I am very excited that we get to visit them over Thanksgiving this year! It seems so far away.
Happy Birthday! I'm so glad you are my Pop-pop and I love you.