Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Year/Day

The only reason that I care anything at all about February 29th is that it is my grandpa's birthday. My grandpa, Emory Beeson, has been gone for quite a few years now, but since he only got a birthday every four years I would still like to wish him a "Happy Birthday". He and my oldest sister celebrated their 16th birthdays the same year. My memories of him are a mixture of my own recollection and stories I have heard. Whenever I hear his siblings or children talk about him, I find a little bit more of myself. I see him in my dad and my brother. They love baseball. They love to argue. They are proud to carry the name Beeson. My grandpa divvied out all his change to his grandkids each year for Christmas and I thought it was a goldmine. My grandpa's speech was a little hard to understand, due to a cleft lip, but I can still hear his voice clearly. This isn't the only day I remember you, Grandpa.






6 comments:

Elsa's Mom said...

Very sweet.

Love you.

laurdacooj said...

Hey Elisa Beeson, married woman! It is me, Laurel (Packer). How in the world are you!? I found your page thru Becky's. How is your family? Your kids are adorable! I may need your help soon, we are getting ready to put our adoption applications in. You son is so dang cute! Where are you guys these days? Does Natalie have a blog? Adios!

laurdacooj said...

We are your neighbors...in Northern Colorado. I would like your help and advice and lots of information. If you want to email me, my email is laurdacooj@hotmail.com. We see Eric and Nicole Stott every few months who live in Nebraska as well...we'll all have to get together and have a party!!:0
Can I have Natalie's email please?:) Talk to you soon!

Anonymous said...

Time for update- I've got some new material...

aka 'Dad' said...

The baseball picture is even of a St. Louis Cardinal - my dad's favorite team. By design or luck, little 'W'? Well, thanks for remembering and writing about your grandpa.
The 'goldmine' tradition lives on for your kids - they just aren't old enough yet for distribution. But the coins are piling up. The other Christmas tradition (the little envelopes on the tree for each of his children containing $150 cash!) went by the wayside.

Who loves to argue?

Your blog is always interesting and well written. You are a talented young mother. Keep up all of the good work. Oh, and 'hug 'em up' for me, will ya?

middle sis said...

Wow, Lisa. I like your blog. And I like this part about grandpa. I decided this morning I could either clean my house, or read your blog, so here I am. I'm glad I chose the better part. I'm excited the change in the cups tradition is going to carry on. It really was a pot of gold for us. I also think the envelopes on the Christmas tree tradition needs to be reinstated. For Laurel, I'd love to hear from you and hope all is well. Someday I hope to be cool enough to have my own blog. Lisa, can't wait to see you. Keep livin' the dream and stay away from those alligators.