Monday, April 4, 2011


As some of you know, me and the Man live with my Grandpa in my aunt and uncle's house while aunt and uncle are on an LDS mission in Wales. We'll be moving into our own place closer to the dental school in June, when aunt and uncle come home, so this arrangement will soon draw to a close. 

Grandpa is the spryest 92-year-old I've ever met. He still drives. And when riding in the car with him, I only fear for my life or the life of another person maybe twice.

This grandfather of mine is very loving and a devoted servant of Heavenly Father.
Here are some of his pearls of wisdom:

"Treat people better than you want to be treated."
"Leave a place better than it was when you came." This is true for lots of things. Whether it's the home of a friend, the house of the Lord, or the gas station.
"All that matters in this life is to help other people."

And he's fiesty.

-talking about- 
skim milk: "That's colored water. We used to feed that stuff to the hogs."
his favorite sports team: "Don't have to watch the crappy Suns tonight."
being the best home teacher: "Never made me no money."
his wedding to Grandma: (After I jokingly asked if her dad had a shot gun) "Shot gun? No. He had a rifle."

And the best one, which happened last night:

The Man... er.... passed gas. I heard it. He thought Grandpa heard it. To gloss it over, hubby blamed it on "barking spiders."
I laughed. 
Grandpa asked what barking spiders were.


I thought all men knew.
The Man had to explain it.


Heather said...

Awesome.I know you will cherish this time that you and Bret have had with your Gramps. And I didn't know you guys were house sitting and here I have been harassing you to move out here already! :) My sincere apologies.

Saimi said...

Okay that too funny, I've never heard the term barking spiders but I like it!!

So we need to get our Grandparents together. My Grandma is 95 and has all her wits about her and lives with her daughter who is in her 70's. Your Grandpa and my Grandma would be a hoot together!

Carrie said...

I totally agree on the skim milk! He sounds like a hoot.
I love old people;) Aarons grandma who is 93 cracks me up. She doesn't have any legs, but one of her favorite things to say is "kiss my foot!"

Marilyn said...

The sweetest thing was yesterday at his new doctor's when he got all teary eyed and choked up when he told the doctor how much he loved the church. The doc got a little teary too. (he LOVES his new doc, but you probably already know that!)

What I Did Today said...

Hahaha! Those are all so great! Too funny. I had no idea you were taking care of family's house and living with your Grandpa. AND soon to start a new living adventure! Life is never boring, I guess. Or maybe those little bits of normalness that don't happen very often are the boring parts. Hehe.

Jessica said...

HA!!! I so wish I was there for that. HA HA HA HA!

Marilyn said...

I heard another one today, "that's worth a couple of bucks."

jen said...

LOL. I LOVE Grandpa. :)