Seven years ago, on July 27th, my grandfather passed away. It was expected, but we were all shocked when my mother called us to tell he had died. To this, months of disbelief and realization followed. This year, I decided to write about him, but not about our grief. I want to write about how he was.
Grandpa was a good guy. This is the first thing I think when I remember him. He was always smiling, always cheering us up. He would tell us stories from his childhood, and about all the things he saw. He used to travel a lot, so he knew so much about many places in the world, and had so many amazing stories - legends he learned while traveling or things that happened to him.
For two years, every day, I would go to his house in the early morning. My parents worked in the morning, and my brother and sister where at school, so they dropped me off so Grandma and Grandpa could look after me.
It was really early, so they would still be asleep. I’d go into the living room, turn on the TV on Animal Planet and settle in the floor. After some time, I would hear his door open and he would walk into the room, smiling and hugging me.
There was always junk food in his house, and I do mean ALWAYS. Popcorn, chocolate, taffy and many other candies, cakes, sweets and everything else. Afyer breakfest, he would make popcorn and we would watch TV together. He taught me some card games, and we played them a lot, too.
When I was five years old, he taught me how to swear in italian. He taught me silly songs, and how to make popcorn. He sometimes played videogames with me, but he wasn’t really good at them.
Every weekend, he would stop by our house. He would bring us things like cheese buns and pastel (Pastel is a thin pastry envelope wrapping, filled with things like cheese or meat. Cheese bun is a small, baked cheese-flavored roll.) and would sit down and talk with us while we ate.
He loved to eat. The only thing I ever saw him say he didn’t like was stroganoff, and even then he would eat a full plate and repeat. He would always eat too much at lunch, and would say to grandma:
"Don’t talk to me about food. I can’t stand to see food anymore today." And yet, moments later, he would be asking for dessert.
He is in so many of my memories, he was always so filled with life, that sometimes I still expect to see him sitting in his chair when I walk into his house. Sometimes, it is still weird to think that he won’t be in any more of my memories.
He was really sick when he passed away. Mom was by his said, and said that he was really peaceful. I dreamt about him, that night. And the night after that. Sometimes, when I’m depressed and giving up hope, I dream about him.
In some ways, he will always be with us. Me, my brother and my sister, my entire family, we all are who we are today because of him. He taught us many things, and because of this, he will always live on with us. He was almost a second father to me.
It’s been 7 years, and I know I will always miss him.
17 - I just lick it. My teeth are rather sensitive, so if I bite, it kind of hurts like hell. xD
18 - Usually, yes. I mean, it is currently really messy and not something I’m proud of, but usually I can keep it good. I like the color too, even though I tend to dye it from time to time. XD
44 - Yes, I can. It used to be really hard when I was little, and I gave up for some years, but for some reason, when I tried using them again after years it seemed like I had always known how to use them…? It’s confusing. XD
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I like that you are always and forever will be my rival and that you are always fun to talk to over skype... truly the greatest friendship ever <3 If you didn't live in Brazil I would probably take a car and drive to wherever just to hang out and talk about pokemon and have an awesome time xD
(Also, get in a car and come here, I DON’T CARE IF WE’RE ON DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.)
At a conference, Stephanie Meyer said: “The God of Writing sent me to earth to show people how to write.” When J.K Rowling heard, she looked at the ground, puzzled, and then said, “I didn’t send anyone.”
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I registered at the university today and already caught up with some sleep. It feels so weird thinking that I’m in college. I got a number and a password to adjust my classes online. I took the picture for the ID. I got dates: My classes start on august 15, but there will be a tour of the campus on august 12 that I’ll be going. And it still feels like I’m in a dream. Being in college is such a “grown up” thing. I guess I still need some time.