Thursday, January 19, 2006

Sad News

Aaron's grandfather passed away last night. We knew it was coming but it is still sad, of course. Here he is, just over 2 months ago at his own 60th wedding anniversary party:It's amazing how quickly he went from this smiling man to a very sick person. I only knew him for 5 years, but the stories of Kappa were legendary. He retired to Nantucket in 1975, but while on the island, took under his wing an alcoholic man who was running a bake shop into the ground. Kappa bought it from him, promising him if he stayed sober, he would give him the price of the shop and a year's salary when he left. And that man did! The Bake Shop is still going strong today, and still family owned. He raised 4 children, and those 4 children had 11 children, who now have had 1 child - quite a legacy. My husband would stay with his grandparents over the summer, and work at the Bake Shop - some of his fondest childhood memories are from those summers.

Although we know it was his time, we will miss you Kappa.

12 comments:

said...

My condolences to you and Aaron on your loss.

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I'm so sorry for your loss, it doesn't matter how prepared we are, it still hurts.

My thoughts are with you, Kappa sounds like a wonderful man.

said...

I am so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Aaron and your family.

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Condolences to Aaron and his family (including you). It sounds like Kappa made the world a better place.

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I'm sorry for your loss! Even when expected it is still tough. I'll be thinking of you guys.

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I am loving the sound of the donuts at the Bake shop....lovely story Cece

said...

Thats sad...I am glad you have some memories and stories to remember him through.

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Memories keep the soul alive. Kappa sounds like a wonderful man, my thoughts are with you.

said...

*long hug*

ljh

said...

My deepest sympathies to you all. He sounds such a great man ... may he rest in peace.

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I am very late with my wishes, but they are heartfelt all the same. You and your family are in my heart.

said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy for your family.

Please forgive my tardiness. If you or Aaron need anything - I'm just an email away.

Thinking of you...