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Old 02-18-2010, 08:40 AM   #1
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Back from vacation with some bad news

For those who don't already know, MrsGB and I took our daughter to Disney World for vacation last week. We had an amazing time. Half way through our trip I got a call that my grandpa had passed away. He had just celebrated his 90th birthday last month. He had been battling Alzheimer for the past 3 years and had really gone downhill fast a short while ago. He was an amazing man and I will miss him as much as anyone can be missed.

Disney was great. The weather stunk (high 30's low 40's and 2 days of downpours), but we did the best we could with it. Rachel loved going on rides and even enjoyed the roller coasters. She went on Thunder Mountain twice and would have kept going on it if she could have. Here are a few pictures, but you can see the full series of photos here.

Here are a few of my favorites though...

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Old 02-18-2010, 08:57 AM   #2
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sorry to hear about your grandpa; that's always tough. Alzheimer's is a mean thing, so there's no doubt he's in a better place!
Lucky you to go to Disney with your daughter though! She's at the age when it IS a magical place.... and some of the Kid Magic gets to rub off on you. :)
Looks like it was a great time in spite of the weather. :)
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:12 AM   #3
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I'm saddened by your loss, GB. It's hard to lose someone who has always been part of your life.

It looks like you had a great time at Disney. Thanks for the pics.
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:43 AM   #4
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Oh GB, I'm so very sorry. I understand all that you've gone through, mom had dementia and it's so hard to lose them to another place. Grandpa is free now and in a beautiful place. It's nice to hear that Rachel had a wonderful time. She is as beautiful as ever..The pictures are great, thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:44 AM   #5
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:53 AM   #6
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So sorry to hear of the passing of your Grandpa GB. I never knew either of my Granddaddys as they passed away when I was very young...I did have a Great-Grandfather who lived just a little past his 100th birthday...It seems a day never passes that I do not think of him, the wisdom and life lessons he left to me through his real life stories, wise sayings and an exemplary life...I know you have similar experiences with your Grandpa...Cling to those memories, an keep them in your heart...he will be with you always...

Wow!! What a blessed and lucky man you are to have two special women in your life!! Miss GB and Rachel are awesome!! Thanks for sharing the photos of your trip...
It appears everyone had a grand time!!!
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:32 AM   #7
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Sorry to hear that Geebs. Its tough, I know.

Cute pics!!
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so sorry for your loss, GB... no good time for that. (Here's a hug. )

But it looks like Rachel and her folks had a grand time in the Magic Kingdom.
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I'm so sorry to hear about your loss GB.
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Thank you everyone. Your support means the world to me.
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