Contact Author My late grandmother, aged 96 - always a key presence in my life I had the most wonderful grandmother.
Cal Mohr has been in heaven for more than five years now, but his influence on me and on his family is still strong.
He loved us, and we knew it. He helped shape who we are. He started working for Portland General Electric at age 16 patching sidewalks, and he retired as a hard-working and well-respected line foreman. He was one of the guys who goes out during the storms and works day and night to get your power turned back on.
Not only was he hard-working, he was amazingly creative.
He lived on 27 acres of forest in an A-frame he built by himself out of power poles. Most importantly, he encouraged us in everything we did. He always took an interest in what I and my siblings were doing, and he rarely criticized or found fault in what we did unless we were about to harm someone with a power tool, or fall a tree in the wrong direction!
When he inspired me and my brothers to build a log cabin on his propertywe learned a lot about tools, trees, and American history, all while helping him accomplish one of his unfulfilled dreams.
We had a blast. Grandpa and Grandy were always thinking of others. They prayed for us constantly. They modeled faithful service in their church, and they touched many lives besides ours. He honored his parents. He spoke highly to us of his father and mother, who immigrated from Austria and worked hard to raise him and his ten brothers and sisters.
Grandpa loved us fiercely, because he knew how fiercely God loved him. To celebrate his birthday AND our first 6 months of blogging as of today! To enter the giveaway, please comment on this post, and share how one of your grandparents influenced you, or something you respect about a grandparent.
This should be fun! The giveaway is now closed, but feel free to comment, or read some of the great memories that have been shared already. Limit one comment per person. Two random winners will be drawn at 9: The winner may alternately choose to receive the book Honor Your Father and Motherwhich is written to younger children ages You might also enjoy:Oct 02, · Grandparents, and other older relatives, bring aspects to a child's life that are different from the experiences parents provide for them.
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Grandparents are an important part of every child’s life, because they can give valuable and positive directions.
Their unconditional love, warm, and strong bond they had with their grand children helps to the growth of a child as it has on me. If the grandparents live in countryside, different town or even different house, this is a great opportunity for children to experience different settings and have fun exploring the new place.
Not to mention that memento boxes of grandparents are a real treasure for young kids. Grandparents Influence Young Children's Lives. by Jennifer McManus.
As a child, I spent a great deal of time with my grandparents and my great aunt, Beatrice. My parents were young when I was born and both of them worked.
They were fortunate to have their parents (and their parents), as well as other members of the extended family. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children." – Alex Haley "Truth be told, being a grandma is as close as we ever get to perfection.
The influence of my grandparents. I applied for seminary, but after my application was reviewed I was rejected. My Grandmother from my Mother's family had a great influence on my progress in life. My Grandmother was a very aristocratic person.
She spoke at least six different languages and had friends from all social levels. Her .