Originally Posted by milohimself
I feel like somebody needs to write a folk song about this guy.
It is the God's truth. He was the real deal. He had his faults just like anyone else but for as strong as he was he was humble more than anything else. Now I saw him get mad on a few occasions but I never heard him raise his voice one time.
The maddest I ever saw him is when my uncle showed up at his house drunk. Grandad didn't care for cussing but you didn't say GD when you where in his house. My Uncle was drunk and cussing about something and Grandad said watch you mouth around the boy. LOL Ronald my uncle said GD Daddy the boy has heard it before. LOL Granddad came off his chair grabbed Ronald and said you say that word in my house again I'm taking you outside and we are going Rut the yard up boy. Now Grandad was in his 60s but I had no doubt in my mind that Ronald with have been on the wrong end of a Good Ole Country Ass Whooping that day lol. He didn't say it again.
I know I go on but hell I consider myself very lucky to have a Grandad like him. He believed and loved Jesus and did his best to live his life for Him. He said many times that no matter how hard it may be we are our Brothers Keeper and when you turn your back on your Brother you have done it to Jesus. Jesus died on the Cross for us son. All he wants us to do is love and help one another. Son I am more than happy to do that for him.
Hell I will never be half the Man he was. He has been gone since Feb of 1990 and the older I get the more I miss him. My youngest son is the spitting image of him. I just wish my kids could have had the chance to know him. I wish I could let go of the bitterness I have in my heart, but he was to good a soul to go out the way he did. I know if he was here he would tell me "Son let that hate go the Good Lord never lets us take more than we can carry". I really wish I could make peace and let it go but my heart won't let me. He didn't deserve to die in a rundown Nursing Home tied to a damn chair.
Hell I'll shut up now. I really don't why I did this on here today but I'm glad I did. He deserves to be remembered and thanks to all of you that has read this. I will talk about him to anyone that wants to listen, and I'll won't stop till my number gets called.
Thanks Nation for letting me share this.