Day: November 14, 2018

Memories- To Jeepy

This is a poem that I wrote back in July 2015, about my grandfather, Jeepy, after he died. I read it at his memorial service. His caretaker woke me up that morning telling me he had died in his sleep and I needed to get across the street because I had to sign some papers that the cops had since he was on medications for his Parkinson’s and the cops wanted to make sure he didn’t get an overdose. My parents were on a trip west and couldn’t be reached at the time to let them know he had passed. They were out of cell range. (My grandmother couldn’t sign them because she has Alzheimer’s). So I signed them. My world went crashing down around me that morning.

Memories- To Jeepy:

You were known to your grandkids as “Jeepy” because of the letters g.p., since you didn’t want to be called grandpa,

You built playgrounds of cement blocks, bricks, and wood,

You played horsey with us,

You got fed raisins and played with us in our kiddie pool,

You were a grandfather who love to play with his grandkids,

We worked crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles with you,

Funny pictures of us in your clothes were taken with you,

You drew pictures with us and let us sit on your shoulders,

You were the best grandfather any grandkid could ask for,

And you will always be remembered,

And you will always be missed.

I love you, Jeepy.

The picture on the left is of my grandfather, Jeepy, as he was known to his grandkids making a playground for me and my sister, who is “helping” him. And that’s our dog Kia in the background.

On the right is a picture of me with my grandfather riding on his shoulders, which I remember doing a lot when I was that age.

Cousins

I wrote this several years ago back when I was learning how to write poetry using a poetry book to teach me how to write it. Another silly poem. I certainly do know how to come up with them!

Cousins:

I have some cousins named Kelly-Nellie and Shelley,

And they live in New Delhi,

Kelly-Nellie and Shelley have jobs,

Kelly-Nellie runs a smelly deli,

Shelley runs a jelly potbelly,

Whatever that is!

Sunny and Casey

This horse picture is drawn from a horse book, back when I was first learning how to draw horses. I taught myself how to draw, by first drawing horses from books and magazines. It was drawn around 2007 or so. The horse picture is of a mother, Sunny, and her colt, Casey. I named them myself–they didn’t have those names in the book.481255_10151041664076584_1173947991_n

Snip

I drew this on May 11, 2011, as it says on the drawing. It’s a drawing of My Boy, Snip, who is pictured with me on my my Meet Me page. It’s drawn from a photo of Snip that I took sometime earlier. The photo that this was drawn from was taken at Snip’s owner’s farm out in the country near San Antonio. Snip’s tethered to a rope at their saddlebarn, cause I’m about to go ride him. I was going on a spree of taking photos of Snip. 181227_10151041659661584_1794862061_n