Saturday, December 3, 2011

My grandpa died on Monday, and my childhood memories include him shooting at the birds in his cherry trees, houseboat escapades on Lake Cumberland KY, and playing Operation (with him cussing every time he hit the buzzer).

But what really sticks with me today is the visits to my grandparents' FL condo in the later years (where else?), with Don Ho playing on the Hi Fi.

Although Grandpa was a big Lawrence Welk fan, this is the song my brother breaks into whenever there's a lull in the conversation.

I dare you to watch this and not be singing it later to yourself. (I need a wine glass that size. seriously.) I gave the kids a crash course in Don Ho today, and it was so funny to hear my 6 year old say in his sqeaky voice

Hey-- how 'bout we watch Don Ho's FINAL PERFORMANCE of tiny bubbles next?

Right on, kid.
Posted by Katy On 7:20 PM 4 comments


  1. I'm sorry for your loss. My grandpa died a year ago this week. It's definitely a hard thing.

  2. So sorry for your loss. You have some great memories!

  3. I am very sorry to hear about your grandfather.

  4. I am sorry for your loss. I had a grandfather who would shoot (hand held gun)at crows (they would try to eat off of his massive garden) right off of the porch. This is one of my fond memories.


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