It's posts like these that make me want to hand the reigns over to Eric for a change...
I don't remember the first time I met Grandpa Bishop but what I do remember is he was always happy to see me! Every time I would walk into the room he would say, "Well, if it isn't Josie". Gpa has been a part of my life for the past 12 years but he has been a part of Eric's for 30+. Diane's father died when Eric was 3 and so Gpa Jim was the only Gpa he can really remember.
The services the past few days have taught me a lot more about this sweet man. He was a Veteran. He lived to serve; his country, his church, his wife, his children, and his grandchildren. He was an avid tennis player and water skier and he had many lifelong friends that spoke of him fondly. My kids were lucky enough to spend almost every Sunday at Grandpa's house. I don't remember my great-grandparents all that much but I hope my boys will know how much he loved them.
First time meeting Ethan
Cohen's blessing - the James in Cohen James Brown is from Grandpa
Gpa and his red cardigan, and V-neck sweater and button-up shirt and undershirt. He was always cold!! And that red cardigan was a staple every year at Christmas time.
WE LOVE YOU GRANDPA!!