Remembering Grandpa Joe

27 Jan

cards.jpgMy Grandpa Bartmann died 6 years ago this month. I spoke at his wake and funeral, along with other members of the family. For some reason, as I was poking around through some old folders on my computer the other day, I ran across the written versions of both talks I gave. It was nice to read them through, and it reminded me that a few of my aunts had asked me for a hard copy of my notes back then. I don’t think I ever gave them up–it was just too fresh and personal at the time.

Well, aunties, here they are. Better late than never…




Posted by on January 27, 2008 in Family, Love, writing



4 responses to “Remembering Grandpa Joe

  1. Sarah

    January 29, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    It’s kinda weird because I was just thinking about your speech at Grandpa’s funeral a few days ago and wanted to read it again. Thanks for sharing it. It makes me miss him more.
    Love, Sarah

  2. Kelly

    January 30, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    I, too am so glad you shared this with us. What a flood of memories it brought back! (along with a flood of tears for me, of course) Your dad & I spent a lot of time last night reminiscing…


    Love, Mom

  3. Paul

    February 1, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Well, thanks for making me look like a weirdo at work. I made the mistake of reading this while at the office, and of course the warter works started up. Luckily the only person that came in arrived about 20 mins after I read it, so i wasnt actually crying while they were here, but i did have some pretty red and puffy eyes. You should have attached some disclaimer to this post.


  4. Mary

    February 10, 2008 at 2:55 am


    Thanks for the memory. I couldn’t sleep and saw the bartmann blog on Carl’s desktop. It was great. It made me laugh and cry.



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