Jesse & Ethel Patterson Patterson family photo

Jesse & Ethel Patterson

Taken at Studio Picture, Tyler, Texas in .

...this IS my most wonderful grandfather... ...the classic country loving and caring grandfather... who spent hours and hours with me taking me on adventures down thru the local creeks, challenging me ... show more

...this IS my most wonderful grandfather... ...the classic country loving and caring grandfather... who spent hours and hours with me taking me on adventures down thru the local creeks, challenging me to climb flag poles, and then rewarding me anyway when I did not quite make it, but tried... ...always a smile, and always a helping [external link] grandmother ever watching and waiting her turn at nite when I would sleep with her on the screened in back porch in a huge feather bed... knowing that she would see me at least three times before then at her wonderful meals... ...when my grandfather died of a heart attack, my grandmother began dying, too... ...she finally joined him around nine months later... I know she died from a broken heart... my still aches after all these years... ...the memories will always be there though... thank God for memories... ...you reach a point where that is all there is left... ...my grandfather loved to "hunt" for leaves, birds, bugs, lizards, rocks and such on our little excursions... ...and what a story-teller he was... ...his hands ever so soft making you feel ever so content... ...but most of all, I remember the day he took me to the 5 & Dime.... remember those... ...he told me I could have anything I wanted... ...anything I thought... ...and way up on the top of this counter, on the very top most shelf, sat this "weanie" dog made of furry brown material with satin pink ears and a button nose and the most wonderful eyes... ...and it was the most expensive toy there... and I didn't even have to say anything to him.... he saw me looking at it, and he said... "well, that's it then" and he grabbed it and we went to the counter and he paid for it... ...he was just so special... I will miss them both dearly forever, but they are always always in my heart...

Natalia Unknown Thanks for sharing these lovely memories of your grandparents - what wonderful people, you must miss them very much. Your write-up touched me so I had to write!
Feb 16, 2004 4:35 pm · Reply
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