Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Grandpa Hinman

We just spent the last week down at my parents house in Cardston. My grandfather passed away on Oct 16 and Scott's employers were kind enough to let him take the entire week off with only 15 min notice. They may not pay the most but they are good to their employees in other ways so I can't really complain, well except for the money but that's a whole nother post!

My mom's dad, Willard Cook Hinman was 93 years old and really didn't have much to live for. His wife passed away almost 10 years ago and he was mostly deaf and blind and had a hard time getting around. He'd lived a good life and (I believe) was as ready to pass as one can be. He will be missed but I get great comfort in knowing that he is with my grandma and all his other relatives that have already gone ahead.

One of my favorite memories of grandpa was playing cards. We would go over to his house and play Hearts (but not on Sunday), King's Corner or Rook to name a few. We also always got in a game of Rummikub. Grandpa was a fierce competitor with a good sense of humor so the games were always lots of fun!

Grandpa and his son in law (my dad)

Grandpa and 3 of his 5 children, taken the weekend of his 93rd birthday celebration