Friday, September 9, 2016

Grampy

Driving
my kids to school
on
Wednesday

my son
started talking about
Chuck E. Cheese

and I remembered
how
sometimes on Wednesdays

you

would pick us up instead
of Mama
because Wednesday was one
of your days off.

The first time
I was surprised.
That's my Grampy!
And you took me to Krystals
because Mama was sick.

And then Chuck E. Cheese came
and you would take us there.

And here was Eli
in the backseat
on a Wednesday
on the way to school
talking about Chuck E. Cheese.

And I could see your face
with your smile
and your smooth
bald
head.

And I could hear your
so
very
LOUD
voice.

And I could feel the
joy
of seeing my
Grampy.

heidi
written: 9/9/16

Twenty-seven years and I still really miss my Grampy.

5 comments:

  1. Nice. Touching, emotional. I remember the first time I heard the name Chuck E. Cheese and thought that was such a clever name for a business.

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  2. My mamaw has been gone 24 years. Really weird to think I've lived more years without her than I did when she was alive. Pretty post.

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  3. This was beautiful. God bless Grampy!

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