Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Grandpa time

In the course of a week I was able to see both of my grandfathers. This isn't terribly out of the ordinary, seeing as we all live in the same state and near proximity, but they are 93 and 92 years old and both live in retirement homes.

Last Thursday I went with my mom and Molly down to see her dad in Orem. We took him to his favorite place for lunch-Chucky's aka Chuck a Rama! He loves that place! After we went back to his place and decorated his door for Halloween. It sounds like they are having a door decorating contest. It looks very festive now! And I think he liked it. He is doing well. His memory isn't quite as great as in the past, but he is still walking pretty well (with his walker) and remembers most things.

Sunday for dinner, we invited Grandpa Galbraith over. He lives about 15-20 minutes away, so we invite him over quite often. He is in fantastic shape! After dinner we were talking and discussed his grandmother who was born in Sweden. He knew the name of the city, but wasn't quite sure how to spell it. We decided it would be fun for him to have a little lesson on computers and the internet. We looked up the city, found it, and then proceeded to the city's website. It is a beautiful city! There are waterfalls and a lock system that has been developed there. They shoot many motion pictures there as well. We watched a movie about the city and he was really impressed! He was blown away by the information we have at our fingertips! It was a really fun experience! I love my grandpas!

5 comments:

Ive got the Button said...

I hope I'm in as good of shape at 93, I doubt it, but I can hope!

itsmeemily said...

How cute! I am sad I missed it! What was the city, I want to see!

Nicole said...

It's called Trollhättan...check it out! It's pretty cool.

emily said...

so fun to read about grandpa - thanks for sharing the story! i love how you introduced him to the amazing new world we live in. what did he think of the whole thing?

Nicole said...

He was totally wowed...no other way to explain. He couldn't believe it!