Monday, February 11, 2008
Grandpa we will Miss You!
Grandpa Tanner and my niece Tessa
Well Jeremy's Grandpa ( LB Tanner) passed away a few days ago.. It was a good thing for the most part..
he has been really sick for a while.
I am sure Grandma is quite sad to be alone now, but it was also very hard taking care of grandpa while he has been sick.
i tried to think of some Memories of Grandpa Tanner over these past almost 5 years since i have been in the
Cooper family and a few come to mind:
Grandpa and Grandma Tanner LOVED Wendy's if anyone knows them they ate here all the time.. and i always think of them
when i eat there!
Grandpa Tanner gave a great hug, it never failed that i always got one when i saw him!
And of Course the BEST STORY OF GRANDPA TANNER...EVER!!
Not long ago.. when grandpa started getting sick with Alzheimers..
he was waiting in the car outside of Park Place Mall for Grandma..
All of a sudden a Native Guy jumped in the Drivers seat and took off with Grandpa inside.. He ended up hitting 1 car and
then at a set of lights started pushing Grandpa outside of the car.. people next to them tried to stop him and again sped off
with grandpa in the car; hitting another car and coming to stop.. by then the police had arrived. In the mean time Grandma
comes out of the Mall and Grandpa is no where to be seen.. and she knows he cant drive! After a few minutes he returns with
the car and Grandma sees how banged up it is and asks where he has been and what happened? By that time Grandpa had
Totally forgotten (having Alzheimers and all) about what had happened. So funny eh??
So then they drove home and grandma was going to call the police when there was a message on their phone from the police
to call them. So Grandma called the police and they told her the whole story.. And i guess they caught the guy and he was
CHARGED with.. kidnapping, driving under the influence, 2 hit and runs and stealing a vehicle... Crazy eh??? And this happened
in Lethbridge.. But the best part by far is that Grandpa didnt REMEMBER a thing!!!
We love you Grandpa and will miss you..
.. glad Elias got too meet his Great grandfather!
So we are leaving Wednesday to go to his funeral in Magrath...