15.12.08

Fruitcake Anyone?

So I got an email today that originated from my Uncle Jim. He was sending a picture out to the family of my Grandpa baking his last batch of fruitcakes. I guess he bakes a bunch every Christmas time to give to family and friends. I love that my Grandpa does this. He is 90-some years old (I can never remember his exact age), is practically blind and his body is worn down from many decades of hard work, but still bakes fruitcake! He also keeps his household running as well as finds time to get to the temple several times a week. I love his magnifing glasses. It reminds me of the scene from Toy Story 2 where the old man fixes Woody up. My G'pa (as he signs his emails and letters) is a good man, and I am grateful to be apart of his family.

5 comments:

Lori said...

He is amazing! Thanks for sharing the picture.

babbsela said...

90 and still baking. You go, Grandpa!

JOHANNA said...

I love this sweet pic of your "G"pa with the song playing in the background- Perfect!

shelbell said...

What a guy! That picture is a classic, and so is he. I want to give him a big hug! But he might think I'm a little crazy and scary. Love it!

Lorraine said...

Jess, We ran into your Grandpa at a restaurant in St. George on New Year's night!! It was just great to talk to him . . he remembered us! He looks great for his age, and seemed just like old times, still young at heart. I think it was more than coincidence that we crossed paths. Hope your new year is a great one!!
Lorraine