On the 27th of January, my grandfather would be having his 80th birthday. Unfortunately, he passed in 1999. My Grandfather was a great man. I am sure that most say this about their grandfathers as well, but mine was GREAT! As a little guy, Papa was was such a big figure. I can remember going to their house and making a straight line to go and see Papa as soon as I got there. I can remember saying, “Hey Papa” and he would always say, “Hey Murt-Furt.” He had a nickname for all the grandkids. I know that he was able to see Jake after he was born, and I know in Heaven, he sees Hunter and my daughters, Marlie and Kaylie.
I have a couple of my Papa’s things that are very special to me and I wanted to keep them for my children. I have an old harmonica that I can remember him playing as a little guy. I can remember setting in front of Papa and just here him play some of his favorite tunes and just thinking he was great. I had the harmonica out the other day and I wanted to take a photo of it to remember him. To some people this photo is just a harmonica, but to me and my family it is Papa’s Harmonica.