|Gramps surrounded by family on his 90th birthday|
PT’s 91 Years of Wisdom
This year, I had a terrible time trying to figure out what my A-Z theme would be. I finally decided that this year, I would honor my beloved 91 year old grandfather, Paul Titus, or PT as his friends called him, who passed away on February 8th. He lived a wonderfully full life and was always trying to challenge my brothers and me to think out of the box. So for this challenge I thought I would share little bits of his wisdom that he tried to bestow upon us.
But I also want to highlight the wonderful bloggers in this community who have published their books. So everyday, I will give a quick shout out to those works with titles beginning with the letter of the day.
D IS FOR DINOSAURS
Gramps read the newspaper everyday, but I never saw him sit down and read a book. He was always busy building things or doing things. But when I was about 6 or 7, he would come over to our apartment before I went to school and read to me. Every morning, it was the same book. Dinosaur Time. I loved this book. I loved the pictures, I loved the short descriptions, and the pronunciation guide, but most of all I loved how Gramps read it. He didn’t just read the words. He performed them, like he was in a Shakespearean play. And every time, when he got to the end, where it says something like, “Eventually all the dinosaurs died out and no one knows why, not even the scientists,” Gramps would say, “Golly, and I didn’t even know they were sick.” I would laugh every time.
|by Peggy Parish orig published 1974|
Some of Gramps's favorite "D" words:
Dickens- as in "What in the dickens are you doing?"
Now time for the "D" titled shout outs!
by Ali Cross
These were the only ones I could find beginning with a "D". If I missed someone's go ahead and put it in the comments.
Make sure to go check out all the other great A-Zers here.
I hope everyone has a dandy "D" day.