This is the last time that i spent with them both. They are my Lolo (grandfather) and Lola (grandmother) on my father side.
My Lola pass away last last year … few weeks after Valentines Day.
I got worried for him when my Lola left cuz they are forever together and I know that he will follow suit cuz thats how he loves her.
I dont have a lot of times with him but when we do spent time together its.. for the books.
He is a soldier who fought the Japanese for the americans in the the WW2.
He walked the Death March in Bataan (go back to your history books/History Wiki people =P) but he survived it because the Japanese soldiers asked for someone to drive them. He knows how to drive and well he.. is saved from the long walk thats how he survived. Ironically after the war he became a jeepney driver before he got his pension from US for being one of their War Veteran. He eventually got his US citizenship but he wont stay in the US cuz its too cold for him.
He mould my love for drawing nudes, my Lolo. He loves collecting magazines with nudes women in them. You can see them all over his house. Tucked in the side of the wardrobe, under the toilet seat, under the bed, under the sofa =P all over. I can see naked women bodies & I draw them. Copy their poses fr his magazine.
I also remember one time when he let us grandkids use his old spanish intricate guns for a shoot out in the field. He would use cans as a target and taught us how to use them.. i never hit any… cuz they are far so he would just put them in front of me =P cheating .. YES! And i never hit them still =P poor eyesight >>> got that from him. See how thick hes glasses are????
I also remember one time when he would do sit ups in the house like a proper mankind that he is and yet it is my Lola who is doing man jobs like cutting of woods.. planting seeds and attending to her trees..while my Lolo would stay at home and cook lunch and dinner =P
Lola even once climb a bamboo swaying tree to chase a rat that ate her chicken;s egg. Oh what a scene for an old lady to climb swaying babmboo but she got that rat! High up there…
.. they so love each other.. i never saw a day that they are separated…
never ever. my Lolo would sing an old tune that no one knows and whatever my Lola is doing .. she wouldf stop to dance to that tune.
And they are together now .. again. Finally. No one can harm them now… they are safe in there in heaven… they can hug once again.. and sing and dance and be what they are.. couple who never left each other.
I love you Lolo. We dont have much time together and I missed saying goodbye to you before I went here but I love you. In all the chaos that life brings you are calm and holding Lola's hand. I can never hold your hand now nor Lola but I can always visit you in my memories…
You died but part of you is still alive in me… in my son.
Rest in peace with Lola
Tell her I love her too.