Christmas Without Papa

Papa and Christopher at Fenway Park in 2004

This was our second Christmas without Papa.  He died on December 22, 2010. He was a Santa Claus-like grandpa with a  jolly laugh, rotund belly, twinkle in his eye and great appreciation for his “perfect” grandchildren.  Our four kids adored him and he adored them back.  They could feel it the instant he carefully held them as newborns, caressing their perfect fingers and toes and from every moment thereafter.  Through the years he gave them big embracing hugs and his undivided … [Read more...]