Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Happy 100th Birthday Neil

My Nephew, Nyall Galloway, turns 18 today. As he marks this major milestone there's another birthday on my mind. Today, also marks the 100th Birthday of my Grandfather, Neil.

So tonight, with fond memories and great respect, I'll raise a glass to this great man.

Here's to you Gag. 

Thursday, 31 March 2016

20 years on; Keep me in your hearts, I'll stay there forever.

On Sunday 31st March 1996, exactly 20 years ago today. Neil, passed away peacefully at 11:25pm, surrounded by his family.

Born on the 10th of May, 1916, will see this year, mark Neil's 100th Birthday. In this same year, on Tuesday 9th February, my partner Ilze, gave birth to our first Child. A beautiful baby girl, we named Amelia.
Looking at pictures of a cartoon character on her nursery wall. I was reminded of a simple quote from the famous bear himself that reminded me of my Grandfather;

These words are so true, that day arrived me some 20 years ago too. Through this story and my memories of him I've held forever, I can now pass this on to my Daughter, ensuring his memory will last forever.

RIP Gag...