Grandpa and Holidays

THE GUYS want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

“ONE of THE GUYS” wrote a poem in remembrance of his grandfather. Yes it’s a bit melancholy, but it’s a reminder to us all to try and enjoy every moment in our lives. Sure we have good days and bad days, but when it comes down to it, what we do is so much less important than whom we do it with. So this poem is a reminder to remember the people in our lives who are no longer with us. But also a reminder  to enjoy the people who are with us today.

Have a great turkey day!


We asked a dear friend of ours to illustrate this poem for us. Her talent and generosity graces us. For more work by TJ Lubrano, please go to her site. We understand she creates unique birthday cards, holiday cards and other illustrations.

Grandpa and Holidays

Holidays are supposed to be
The finest time of year
With everyone a smiling
And singing loud and clear

Cheerful faces giggling
Best friends holding hands
Giving and receiving
All throughout the lands

But holidays are hard for me
They remind me of the past
When my Grandpa was alive
Blessing us with laughs

So when everyone is glad
Or for now at least pretending
I am feeling really blue
‘Cause my heart is still a mending

Grandpa and Holidays TJ Lubrano

11 Comments on Grandpa and Holidays

  1. A very inspiring and as well sad poem. I too have been in this situation…only it was my dad that I missed and miss. It gets different every year…not necessarily easier or harder….just different:)

    Thanks for sharing such a private collection of thoughts!

  2. Aaaawwwww… guys…..aaaawwwww……

    I am very surprised though, I must say, that one of YOU has written a poem!!! I didn’t know that any of THE GUYS was such a big ole’ softie!!!! wee heeee….. cuuuuuteeee….. 🙂

    Happy happy happy Thanksgiving!!!!! 🙂

  3. @Dorothy…thanks.

    @C……of course we have a “soft” side. Just don’t tell anyone!

  4. Hi there,
    Im depressed…
    Have a nice day

  5. Holidays can be tough for many people. Take care.

    Try reading a few “Bob the Vegan” posts. That will cheer you up. 🙂

    All the best.

  6. Thanksgiving Day is the saddest day of the year for my wife. It was the one day of the year she always got to spend with both her mother and sister, and they’re both gone now. So It’s really a day of morning for her.

  7. That should be “mourning” above, not morning. My senility gets worse every day.

  8. I’m so very grateful that I was able to spend another thanksgiving with my family. I have a father whose survived cancer and is living with HIV, a mother with bad knees and high blood pressure, and siblings & children just trying to make it through another day. And yet in spite of the tough times, I’m blessed to have everyone of them in my life. My heart goes out to those of you (especially my GUY) whose missing a loved one. As you remember them, also remember they love you and want you to be happy. So try not to miss them in sadness, but recall with cheer.

  9. What a beautiful poem. I’m sorry to hear you’re missing your grandpa. Holidays can be hard when we are missing someone we love. Hugs.

  10. Your poem was a beautiful tribute to your grandfather. What grandparent could ask for more? I know how hard the holidays can be when you have lost someone very close to you, but no one can take away the pleasant memories you will always have stored in a pocket of your heart.

  11. Thank you everyone for your kind words. And for sharing your stories of loss. We all miss the people who are gone that we loved, but it’s good that we all are trying our best to enjoy what we have now.

    Peace and Love.


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