Topic: Too My Papa from his Lexy:

I think this will bring a smile to you all. My Granddaughter wrote this at 17 a few months after Teddy passed.

My papa was old, wrinkly, and short.
His age made him the wise kind of sort.
His stature was perfect for making a fort.                                           
His wrinkles were from smiling so much,
My Papa was kind, gentle to the touch.

Papa told us to soar for the moon.
He’d show us the stars and be back by high noon.
He’d tell us to jump, imagine, run wild and free.
No one was better at this game than he.

Our tummies would hurt from all of the laughing and prancing.
Rumbling tummies, Grandma would cook lunch without glancing.
Papa would steal her hand and around the kitchen start dancing.
They twirled and spun with such smiles on their face,
He’d yell “my two favorite ladies are here” Then he’d ask me to take her place.

When we played too rough or I had a bad day,
My papa would always be there to say,
“Young lady cheer up! You’re too pretty to be gray!”
Then he’d whisk me up in his arms and sing me a tune,
Tomorrow will be better and tomorrow is soon!

When I grew up, he said, I could be anything I wanted,
An Astronaut, Jazz player, or a Princess he taunted.
I said I don’t know, and he said I’ve got time.
It might be hard, but if you love what you do it’ll be worth the climb!

He’d give the best hugs, squeezing just right,
I’d hate goodbyes, I’d put up a fight,
Papa is my hero, my shining blue knight.
He’d give me a wink and a kiss on the cheek,
I miss him times a million and two so-to-speak.

After the day was done they’d walk me out to the lawn,
I’d drive away and wave until they were gone.
I’d be thinking about our adventures until dawn.
Papa always knew exactly how to show love,
That’s the man I think the world of!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: Too My Papa from his Lexy:

Beautiful!

Re: Too My Papa from his Lexy:

Lovely poem from Lexy Lainy!

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Re: Too My Papa from his Lexy:

Hi, Lainy,

Our tummies would hurt from all of the laughing and prancing.
Rumbling tummies, Grandma would cook lunch without glancing.
Papa would steal her hand and around the kitchen start dancing.
They twirled and spun with such smiles on their face,
He’d yell “my two favorite ladies are here” Then he’d ask me to take her place

This paragraph really touched me. Teddy is a man for all people  charming and fun.

BTW,Congratulations for your devotion to this organization and your messages of support of other members on this board over 9,300 .

God bless.

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Re: Too My Papa from his Lexy:

Many thanks, my friend on all counts. Lexy was a Freshman at NAU (Northern AZ U) and she called me and said, Grandma, I am really missing Papa today do you think I should write a poem? She is asking me? I told her of course. She emailed it to me and that part you copied is exactly what got to me. But it is also what he would do. Percy, you would have liked him, Marion got to meet him as he helped us at a convention here for ONC Surgeons. It was about 8 years ago. He would work the aisle where the ONCs had to walk by our table. He would just go up to a DOC and say,  "Hello, I am a Whipple survivor". Well, I tell you there was not one Doc who did not stop and want to hear more. Then he would wisk them over to Marion.  Great dog and pony act so to speak. He was a real gentleman, just like you and I describe him as a man's man and a ladies gentleman. Ha, some day Percy, I will tell you about the other Teddy.... true Sicilian! But I grabbed him at the right time. Hope you are doing good.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.