Grandpa Drank Coffee From a Bowl

Grandpa drank coffee from a bowl.

He'd swirl around the steaming brown liquid

Before slurping the goodness up.

In between gulps of the burning brew

He would dunk a doughnut stick in it

To make each bite taste like coffee.


Grandpa was a master at checkers and

Taught me to play.

More than that, he taught me how to be a good sport.

If I lost, I ran away screaming and pitching a fit.

One day, Grandpa lost, and he ran away screaming and pitching a fit.

Point taken. Lesson learned.

Grandpa showed me how silly I was being.


Grandpa was not a wealthy man

But, he made me and my brothers feel like we were.

With every visit, he would hand us each

A hankerchief with a bundle of ten or so pennies inside.


Grandpa took me to church.

He showed me how to pray.

At first, I thought he went to sleep during the service.

He was the first man that ever showed me what

Loving God looked like.


Grandpa was my hero.

I was his angel cake.

No better buddy will I ever find.

Grandpa found out he had cancer.

But, it was already too late.

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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

We are so fortunate to have a grandpa as the one you described. My own was an inspiration to me and a very important part in my life. Unforgettable, his wonderful lessons and strength. Thanks for sharing these memories. whonu


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lcbenefield 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Whonu, Thanks for reading and sharing of your grandpa. Mine is never far from my thoughts.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

You're blessed with beautiful memories of your grandpa. Please be comforted and encouraged!


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lcbenefield 3 years ago from Georgia Author

MsDora, Thanks for reading and commenting. My grandpa is at home with Jesus. I will see him again one day.


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Grandpas are very special people. Now I'm older I hope that Grandmas are, too - as I'm one! Several times over. Thank you for sharing your lovely memories.


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lcbenefield 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Blossom, Thanks so much for reading. Grand parents are so special.


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David Carl 2 years ago from New York

I love your memory of your grandpa. I especially like that he loved God and demonstrated how you could love God too. I intend to stop by and read some more of your hubs from time to time.


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, David, for reading and commenting. Grandpa was awesome. I still miss him. I am so grateful he took me to church. Nice to meet you and I look forward to reading your work.


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David Carl 2 years ago from New York

By the way, I didn't realize that you had put Tell me bout those good ole days on your Hub. I watched and listened to that 3 times last night and woke up singing it this morning. What a blessing. I have seen that before and it is a beautiful story and song. Thanks and God bless!

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