For 2017

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Model Air Planes


A Tribute to a good man named Ernie.


A tribute to my father in law - he has been gone 5 years now - this is not him in this picture - he's below.  This is a photo of a 93 year old on the left flying a 1945 plane - and hubs flying the plane he and his dad started when he was little.  Ernie I hope you saw it fly!


This is a photo from 2000.  My son graduating from medical school.  GS was 8 weeks old .  Ernie on the left.  Hubs holding GS.




This is Ernie's new home - he put himself in a Catholic home and loved it.  He sold the house and divided the proceeds to go to his 3 children.  Thank you Ernie.  



The next is at my son's wedding in 2006.


Ernie passed away in December of 2007.  

Now my son has a son that is about my other grandson's age in the second picture.  But it is not 4 generations anymore - only 3.

Thank you Ernie for everything.





x_3bb4d07b


 Thought for the day:

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940);
American author

38 comments:

BL said...

Great Tribute!

Bev said...

oops Sandi...above was me...but hubby was signed in on my computer:))

Sandra said...

beautiful tribute and I like seeing your family pics...

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

What a sweet way to thank him!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That is a wonderful tribute to a great man in your family. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Sweet post, remembering your father in law. Who sounds as if he was a great guy...

Remington said...

Very nice post....

jack69 said...

What a sweet tribute to a fine man. Some folk know when it is time, others do not. The time for us to make rational decisions is while we can.
I always wanted to learn to fly one of those models, just never got around to it.
Good read. Thanks. It is good to think of life, seriously sometime.

Love from Wildwood!

Betsy Adams said...

Nice tribute to your father-in-law. So many great memories.... People do come and go in our lives, don't they? I am fortunate to still have my father-in-law in my life. He has been such an inspiration.

Hugs,
Betsy

Shug said...

This is so sweet....a great tribute to your father-in-love! I remind myself every single day of how important it is to spend as much time with my dad as I can. His mind is fading fast and there still is so much I need to know.
thanks Sandy for sharing..
Shug

TexWisGirl said...

sweet post.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Aw very nice post Sandie!!

hugs, Linda

barbara l. hale said...

Wonderful generational pictures. It's great to have those memories.

Shelly said...

Oh, what fun and what a neat post! I loved it!

Elizabeth said...

Family can be such a gift and Ernie seems to have been a tremendous man.
I really loved the Fitzgerald quote. I wish I had written that.

Renae said...

Sandie! hi! morning to you!

Fitzgerald quote is very poignant. Thank you.

Awh, these photos are precious. I didn't know you son was a doctor? How did I miss that?

I sensed the love you had for Ernie. That is sweet.

:D

Wanda's Wings said...

He sounds like a wonderful man.

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

A lovely post and tribute Sandie,
great photos..
val

Ginny said...

i bet he was a real character, too. Very cool that you have these great picture memories.

The Boston Lady said...

Sandie, What lovely memories you have of him and those pictures are priceless. He sounds like he was a wonderful, generous man. Ann

Susannah said...

Great tribute. I enjoyed it very much. I should do this for my grandfather. Oh, how my kids loved their great grandfather. Life goes on, doesn't it?

Ernie must have been a great man!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a tribute! Those planes look really fun. I'd like to watch them flying.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...That was a nice remembrance of your father-in-law. Imagine him finding himself a home and giving the proceeds of his estate to his kids. What a guy. So thoughtful. Take care, Sandie. Susan

Merlesworld said...

If you leave behind good memories with family and friends you have done something right.
Merle........

Ann said...

a nice tribute to Ernie

Gina said...

Sweet tribute!

Ms. A said...

Very sweet tribute to Ernie. I'm sure he saw it fly!

Linda Chapman said...

he must have been an amazing man! this is certainly a loving tribute!

Crystal Mary said...

I always love what you show and write on, BUT this has topped it all. What a wonderful man and a great heritage he left his family.. what devotion and love. That, I hope will be remembered by your son and grandsons in years to come..I always believe we learn the most from example and your F.I.L. taught that well. God bless you all. Much love always C xxx

That corgi :) said...

Glad Ernie got to see a lot before he passed, but I'm sure he is missed!!!

betty

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Such a nice tribute
love
tweedles

SweetMarie said...

Beautiful tribute. Thanks for sharing, Sandie.
Hugs,
Marie

Debbie said...

I think this is wonderful. He sounds like a special man and special father. My own FIL was a man like that. We miss him. He died not long after my own dad a decade ago.

And I love that quote at the end. You had me at the first line. Love it.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Ernie sounds like he was a fine man. Your appreciation and memory of him speaks highly of both of you. blessings ~ tanna

Jim said...

This is a very nice tribute to your Grandpa Ernie. I think he would be a fun guy for you to hang out with.

I got to really enjoy one grandfather while I was growing up. He died while I was away in the Army. My other grandfather moved away, first to Missouri, then to Oregon, so we really didn't visit with him and family that much.
..

Dee said...

Your father-n-law sounds like a very special man...it seems like the special people in our lives leave way to early.

Nonnie said...

Very nice tribute to your father-in-law. What a plus in marriage, to gain such loving in-laws.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sandie -

Beautiful family pictures and memories!

I also liked the quote. We only become old when we stop trying new things.

Blessings,
Susan :)