Wednesday, October 24, 2012

To a man that lived life to the fullest...RIP Opa

Last night ,we received word that my Opa had passed away.

While it was a hard blow for the family with little warning, I am glad he did not have to suffer for long.

My Oma and Opa faced teh Nazi's in occupied Europe in their youth. Eventually, as part of his military duties, my Opa moved to Panama and he and my Oma married via radio so that she could join him. They lived in dozens of countries on five continents, exploring the world and truly living life to the fullest. Growing up, I loved hearing stories and seeing photos of their life adventures. I think one of the coolest things was the first time I met my Oma's "Jewish Sister" who was a young lady that her family took in and pretended was her sister so that the Nazis wouldn't kill her. 

So in honor of Opa, I wanted to dedicate today's post to his memory and the reminder to live life to it's fullest, as I know he did. 

Rest In Peace, Opa. 


  1. Oh honey I'm so sorry to hear this. You are quite brave for posting it too. You're in my thoughts an prayers!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear this and I will be praying for you! He sounds like an amazing man that you were lucky to have in your life. Your family is in my prayers.

  3. Keeping you and your family in my prayers sweet girl!

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers! xoxo - Hope

  5. You and your family will be in my prayers. Remember your Opa and his legacy. You're a blessed girl with so much love in your life!


  6. Oh Cotton, I'm so sorry to hear about your Opa ~ sounds like a wonderful person you were fortunate to have.