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Gold9472
03-04-2005, 09:46 PM
A lot of people know that I've dedicated my 9/11 Research to my Grandfather. I've decided to create this thread so that he is remembered on this board.

Here is the eulogy I wrote for him... I couldn't read it at the time.

"On September 4th 1921, my Grandfather was born. On September 4th 1972, I was born. I would like to think that my Grandfather thought of me as his 51st birthday present. There are many times I've shared with Grandpa that I consider to be special, but sharing his birthday every year stands out the most. If someone were to ask me who I consider to be a saint, I would, without hesitation, answer "My Grandfather"¯. I have not known a person that loves more unconditionally than Grandpa; I have not known a person that thinks of others before himself more often than he. Before my brother ******'s Bar Mitzvah, Grandpa was getting sick. He knew this, but refused to tell anyone because he didn't want the attention to be taken away from my brother. To some, their health would come first, but to Grandpa, seeing everyone proud of my brother, without having to worry about his health, was foremost on his mind.

As a profession, my grandfather chose to be a salesman. From time to time, he would take me with him on his day, and I could see that he excelled at what he did. I don't think all of his success came from working as hard as he did. I think it primarily came from the fact that he had such a way with people, and there isn't a person on earth that has met my Grandfather, and has a bad thing to say about him. This, in turn, made sales easy to him.

From the time I could speak, until this day, I have always had an inquisitive nature. As a boy, I would always ask the question "How come?"¯ How come the sky is blue? How come birds fly? How come I'm a boy? Grandpa was always there to answer my questions, silly or not.

There are many things I will miss about him. The birthdays, the Grandpa greetings on the telephone, such as, "Hello Mr. Jonathan!"¯ to playing Blackjack after Passover sedar. I am honored to say that I had ****** Gold as my Grandfather. There's a saying that I heard recently that I think applies to him, and it goes like this: "Anybody can be a grandfather, but it takes a very special person to be a Grandpa"¯. I love him as much as I could love anyone or anything, and he will be remembered forever."

goldap
03-04-2005, 09:50 PM
This is as nice today as the day you wrote it.

Gold9472
03-04-2005, 09:52 PM
This is as nice today as the day you wrote it.

Thank you...

WhiteGuySaysThis
03-04-2005, 10:30 PM
I have known you now for about 6 months now and I like to think that we have gotten to know one another pretty well. When I first talked to you, you had an avatar dedicated to your Grandfather. I respect you very much for having the "passion" that you possess. You have spoken with much love about your Grandfather in our AIM convo's and threads that I have read. I wish your Grandfather was here to share his views and opinions with us.

Gold9472
03-04-2005, 10:33 PM
I have known you now for about 6 months now and I like to think that we have gotten to know one another pretty well. When I first talked to you, you had an avatar dedicated to your Grandfather. I respect you very much for having the "passion" that you possess. You have spoken with much love about your Grandfather in our AIM convo's and threads that I have read. I wish your Grandfather was here to share his views and opinions with us.

Thank you for that...

princesskittypoo
03-04-2005, 10:48 PM
that's beautiful *hugs*

Gold9472
03-04-2005, 10:52 PM
that's beautiful *hugs*

Thanks...

Giggles
03-05-2005, 01:14 AM
I have known you now for about 6 months now and I like to think that we have gotten to know one another pretty well. When I first talked to you, you had an avatar dedicated to your Grandfather. I respect you very much for having the "passion" that you possess. You have spoken with much love about your Grandfather in our AIM convo's and threads that I have read. I wish your Grandfather was here to share his views and opinions with us.From what Dennis tells me your grandfather was a great man. I have known you for such a short time, but I know that you are fantastic man. (hug and kiss on cheek)

Gold9472
03-26-2005, 08:20 PM
From what Dennis tells me your grandfather was a great man. I have known you for such a short time, but I know that you are fantastic man. (hug and kiss on cheek)

Thanks sweety...

Gold9472
06-28-2005, 07:13 PM
My Grandfather used to say to me, "So... how much is the tea in China?" He would say that as if to say, "So what's going on in the world?". Back when he was around, I'd always answer, "I dunno". I wish he was around to ask that now.

dz
06-28-2005, 07:28 PM
gold,

my grandfather died the day after september 11th, because of what was going on at the time it didnt hit me for a while.. not for a few years actually.. then i thought how i was glad he had passed so he didnt have to see what was going on in the world since his death..

both of my grandfathers are my idols, two completely different men that make up everything i am today.

their memories give me alot of self respect and pride, sounds like yours does as well.

Se7en
06-28-2005, 07:32 PM
My Grandfather used to say to me, "So... how much is the tea in China?" He would say that as if to say, "So what's going on in the world?". Back when he was around, I'd always answer, "I dunno". I wish he was around to ask that now.

Did something spark inside of you to bring this thread back up? I know his anniversary is in August, but did something happen? Or where you just thinking back?

Gold9472
06-28-2005, 07:34 PM
Did something spark inside of you to bring this thread back up? I know his anniversary is in August, but did something happen? Or where you just thinking back?

I saw that a "Guest" was viewing the thread, then I started thinking about him, then that phrase popped up in my head.

Se7en
06-28-2005, 07:35 PM
I saw that a "Guest" was viewing the thread, then I started thinking about him, then that phrase popped up in my head.

Gotcha. Just wanted to make sure nothing 'significant' happened.

Funny how little things can spark your memories, huh?

Gold9472
06-28-2005, 07:36 PM
Gotcha. Just wanted to make sure nothing 'significant' happened.

Funny how little things can spark your memories, huh?

Yup.

danceyogamom
06-30-2005, 11:22 PM
Gotcha. Just wanted to make sure nothing 'significant' happened.

Funny how little things can spark your memories, huh?

I walked by a man smoking a pipe filled with cherry tobacco and I had to stop and breathe it in for a while. My bbs were very confused ...

my dad smoked through my entire childhood. it is funny that I remember him more through the smell of tobacco than most other things in my life.

Gold9472
09-04-2005, 12:31 AM
bump

PhilosophyGenius
10-24-2005, 11:08 PM
That was a very beautiful eulagy. I've always known you were a great guy since the first time I talked to you and I'm sure he was the same way.

Gold9472
12-19-2005, 09:31 PM
I lost the coin he gave me.

(Gold9472: The first part was grabbed from here (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=768).)

Part I

Ok, my turn...

As you know, I have an affinity for my Grandfather... the greatest man I ever knew...

When my Grandmother met my Grandfather, she gave him a Silver Dollar from the year he was born, 1921. He carried that coin with him for 50 years. He lost it about a year or two before he passed away. On the Father's Day after he lost it, I purchased him a new Silver Dollar from the year he was born. When he passed away, I threw it in the grave with him...

About 11-12 years ago, my Grandfather gave me a Silver Dollar from the year I was born, 1972. I have been carrying it with me ever since. If I misplace it, I flip out. I swear that thing is the most important thing in the world to me...

About 2 years ago, I left the coin in the pocket of my jeans. I accidentally washed the coin in the laundry... I looked everywhere for it, and couldn't find it. I literally started crying over it...

Anyway, I left a message on the Laundry Room Bulletin Board (A real one) offering $50 for its' return.

The next day, I came home, and found an envelope in my mailbox. Sure enough, it was the coin. No name, nothing. Just the coin.

Incidentally, if my Grandfather were still alive, his name would be "Gold9421". How's that for a kicker... ;)

Part II

Guess what... I was sitting here on the computer, and got a knock on my door. There was a woman with a huge smile looking at me. First, she told me that the lights were on in my car. Then, she held it up... it was my coin. I couldn't believe it. She said, "I found this in the laundry room". I gave her a hug right then and there. Then I said, "I owe you $50 (because I put another sign up)". She replied, "No, it wasn't mine to begin with."

There is good in this country. Sometimes people need to be reminded of that. Like me.

Gold9472
12-19-2005, 09:33 PM
It proves that it's worth fighting for.

WhiteGuySaysThis
12-19-2005, 09:38 PM
I get a lot of emails about stories like that... Where someone does something kind for someone they have never met. I always get choked up reading them. :)

princesskittypoo
12-19-2005, 09:40 PM
that's really sweet the lady fallowing you and all... guess you have a stalker :)

Gold9472
12-19-2005, 09:42 PM
Nah... she's just a nice lady.

Alycra
12-20-2005, 04:12 AM
What a doll. I think that is really sweet.

Simply_sexy
12-30-2005, 11:50 AM
That really is beautiful Goldicakes!!

Gold9472
12-30-2005, 11:52 AM
Yup

Simply_sexy
12-30-2005, 11:53 AM
Yup
Uh huh!

Gold9472
06-18-2006, 02:25 PM
Happy Father's Day.

danceyogamom
06-18-2006, 02:37 PM
Happy Father's Day.

I posted a happy father's day in the zen forum ...

Gold9472
06-18-2006, 02:42 PM
I posted a happy father's day in the zen forum ...

That was for my grandfather.

danceyogamom
06-18-2006, 02:46 PM
That was for my grandfather.

ok
sorry

Gold9472
06-18-2006, 02:49 PM
ok
sorry

No worries.

Gold9472
09-04-2006, 01:09 AM
Happy Birthday.

borepstein
09-04-2006, 08:24 PM
This is a very beautiful essay.

My grandfather died last year; he was two days short of 85.

Gold9472
09-04-2006, 08:25 PM
This is a very beautiful essay.

My grandfather died last year; he was two days short of 85.

Thanks. Sorry to hear that.

AndrewLoweWatson
09-04-2006, 10:42 PM
Your grandfather sounds like mine. He was born a few years earlier, in 1905 in fact, and lived until I was eighteen. He was almost like a father to me, and I still miss him enormously. I never heard anyone say a bad word against George Sparkes ( my Watson grandfather died before I was born). He could always see the best in people, although he had a hatred, Im afraid, for the 'Left' which made him naive about the Right.

Gold9472
09-04-2007, 09:20 AM
Happy Birthday.

Gold9472
09-04-2008, 08:21 AM
Happy Birthday.

WhiteGuySaysThis
09-18-2008, 06:39 PM
Happy belated Birthday.

Gold9472
09-18-2008, 06:40 PM
That was for my grandfather. Thanks.

WhiteGuySaysThis
09-18-2008, 06:52 PM
I know. I remember reading it many years ago. It was very touching.

Gold9472
09-04-2009, 07:29 AM
Happy Birthday.

Gold9472
09-04-2010, 07:42 AM
Happy Birthday.

Gold9472
09-04-2011, 12:11 AM
Happy Birthday.

Gold9472
09-04-2012, 12:11 AM
Happy Birthday.

Gold9472
09-04-2014, 12:10 AM
Happy Birthday.

Gold9472
09-04-2015, 01:09 AM
Happy Birthday.

Gold9472
09-04-2016, 12:28 PM
Happy Birthday.

Gold9472
09-04-2017, 01:03 AM
Happy Birthday. I wish you were here.

Gold9472
09-04-2018, 05:50 AM
Happy Birthday Grandpa.