Sunday 18 April 2010: Crunch
My darling grandpa passed away in the early hours of this morning, surrounded by love.
My grandparents brought me up. Crunch has been a constant in my life for the last (almost) 25 years and the world will certainly be a strange place without him so forgive the saga that is today's blip.
Forgive the quality of these photos but I had to take a photo of my screen. Two of the photos are 'photos of photos' which further degrades the quality but I have done what I can.
Top Left: Granny and Crunch's engagement in 1946. My granny died shortly after their 55th wedding anniversary, a month over 7 years ago
Top Right: :o) I love this photo. If I recall correctly this was the summer before my wedding in 2006. I went out to stay for a bit and it coincided with Crunch's birthday (88th). I like to think of this as his 'breathing exercises' as he had bad lungs.
Centre Left: Crunch and I on his 90th birthday in 2008. He had a huge celebration, flew all the family over to Portugal to join in the festivities. I think we were looking at someone's home-made birthday card for him. We had a real giggle, just like 'the old days'.
Centre Right: I have no idea when this was taken. It seems to be a New Year's Eve party but it sums up my grandparents perfectly - happy. I miss them both
Bottom: Crunch and his boys on his 90th Birthday. They are not standing in age order, unusually so 'order of appearance' is in brackets: Nick (2), David (joint 3), Richard (1), Crunch, Paul (my dad - 5), Peter (joint 3) and Woody (Phillip - 6)
A legend. A kind, generous, warm-hearted soul who touched everyone he met, even his nurse in the end said it was a pleasure to have known him.
Rest in Peace Crunchy Monster. I'll miss you so much x