No More

I don’t have any grandpa’s left 😦  My grandpa Hommel died yesterday.  1 week shy of his 98th birthday.  He is going to be reunited with my grandma now.  They had 11 kids so I have a really big family on my dad’s side.  They are such a care-free and funny family.  I love listening to their stories about growing up.  My sister and I hated having to leave their house on the weekends because we always had so much fun with our cousin’s.  Now I only talk to them at reunions, weddings and funerals.  When we all get together though we pick right up where we left off.

One of my aunts told me yesterday that I was getting too skinny and I didn’t have any woman fat left.  She must be talking about my hips because i’ve never had a chest, Rachel took it all.

I’m sad mostly for my dad.  Even though grandpa was getting older and you know it’s gonna happen i’m sure it’s never easy to lose a parent no matter what age.

I am so happy that until my 28th year on this Earth I had all 4 of my grandparents.  I know many people who lost theirs at younger ages and my husband has only had 1 grandma growing up.  My grandma Bailey is still going.  She is a tough woman.  Although she’s got Alzheimer’s she’s doing really good.  Of course she misses my grandpa like crazy but she’s gonna make it.  We all have to check in on her though because she thinks eating Fruit Loops is a meal 😀


On a positive note my weight was 115.0 this morning.



  1. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you – I only have one surviving grandparent (my paternal grandfather).

  2. 😦

  3. Sylvia

    I only have 1 surviving grandparent now . . I lost 2 this past year . . it is tough. Like you, I thought of my parents and how they were feeling as well.

  4. Awwe. Hugs to you and your family!! 😦

    And who said Fruit Loops can’t be a meal?! YUM!

  5. Julie

    Sorry to hear about your Grandpa! It’s never easy!

  6. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandpa.. it sounds like he lived a long and happy life! If you need anything let me know!

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss; it’s good that you’re staying positive. ::Hugs::

  8. I’m so sorry for your lose darling. 😦 Hugs.

  9. ana

    *hug* sorry for your loss april

  10. Wow, 98 years old and 11 kids…now that’s a life! Hugs!

  11. Hey girl!!! So sorry to hear about your loss! Like you said, it’s never easy no matter WHEN it happens! It IS very special that you got to have them be a part of your life for so long. I was one of those that lost all of my grandparents before I even reach puberty! 😦 I wish I had more time to know them, and they me.

    Hugs to you!

  12. I am so sorry for your loss! I just lost my last grandparent at the end of September. It makes me even more protective over my mom!

  13. Cathy

    Sorry about your grandpa…

  14. I’m sorry for your family’s loss, girl. Sounds like you have a great, positive attitude going – take care. (and shifting gears: mucho congrats on the 115 – you rock!)

  15. I’ve never known either of my grandparents but both of my grandma’s died when I was around 9/10 years old and it was rough. I’m happy for you that you had a long special time with all of them! You’re so lucky! I think my life would have been tons different if my grandma’s had been around longer. But you know I’ve had a good life too when I think of things.

    One thing to make note of is how lovely you’re handling this tough and sad situation…I’m proud of you for being such a wonderful person. LOVE U

  16. I’m sorry. My thoughts are with your family.

    I’ve lost three granparents in two years. It’s a tough time but like you, I was glad to know them for 25+ years.

  17. Sorry to hear about your loss, he lived to be 97 and thats amazing and I bet he lived a pleasant life too.


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