So, I'd like to begin with a composition my youngest son wrote back in December for a writing assignment. He had to interview someone in the family, ask them specific questions, and then compose a short biography about that person...He chose my Dad.
I think this will give you a little glimpse into how my Dad was perceived by his grandchildren. We also had this read at his memorial service.
Here is "Grandpop" with some of his grandchildren
(This was taken last year when Nadia had only been on U.S. soil for 3 days)
My grandfather, Glenn Paul, is almost 77 yrs. old and has lived all of his life in Pennsylvania. He was
raised by wonderful Christian parents and had some funny and scary encounters as a kid. One of them
was when he and his friends were stealing tomatoes from a farmer’s field and the farmer shot at them.
He was so scared he peed in his pants.
Some of the things that changed his life were the Great Depression and when he fought in the
Korean War. When he came back from the war his parents had given his car to his brother which didn’t
make him mad but he had to buy another car even though money was scarce.
His love for music made my grandfather one of the best trumpet players I know. He also sings in a
barber shop quartet at his church. He honors God with his musical talents.
He was helped by God when he didn’t know which path to take and God showed him the right path.
Something that helped him in his life is that he loves to listen to people so that he could understand
more things. God has blessed him with my Nonna, 4 wonderful daughters and 10 wonderful
grandchildren. His advice for my life is that I should take my time and chose a God honoring solution for
I enjoy my grandfather because he is so loving and funny. I like when he tells us stories about when
he fought in the war and when he had funny experiences in his life. He even showed us videos of when
he fought in the war. I’m glad that he is my grandfather. He is the best one in the world.