Friday, December 26, 2008


My Grandpa Bobbie passed away this morning. We knew he wasn't well and while working on a crossword lastnight, I started writing down some of the things I didn't want to forget about Bobbie.

He tought me:

  • my love of crosswords
  • about the benefits of living at the beach
  • the importance of a comfortable leather chair
  • the warmth of velour
  • how to blow cigar smoke rings
  • to golf with patience, courtesy and most importantly mulligans
  • to savor stilton
  • the enjoyment of getting dolled up to go out and see a show
  • about the comfort of m&m soup
  • the value of old friendships
  • the luxory of a pedicure
  • the comedy of cheers and seinfeld and the importance of TV Guide (Bobbie would have loved DVR)
  • the necessity of faith and specific to ours, confession
  • how a hot tub is not a hot tub unless it is HOT
  • the importance of an early and long retirement
  • to love children and enjoy your favorites as often as possible

You are my favorite Bobbie. Here's to you - happy travels!


Sarah said...

Liz, I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like Bobby was a wonderful man who taught you great life lessons. I will be praying for you and your family.

Jessica said...

What a wonderful list of memories Liz!

I'm sad to hear of the loss, but grateful that you had the chance to know him as well as you did.

Love you!

malia said...

My favorite thing about Bobbie was that he always wrote you a little love note in the cards that he and Mimi sent to you. He was one cool you McDougalls and Freemans!!!

Heidi Bruch said...

Oh, Lizzy - that list is a wonderful one. I love you and I know he knew how much you loved him! I will be thinking of you and your family!! xoxo

Ali said...

I loved reading this Liz. Love you -

jeffrey gitomer said...

I am sad for your loss, Liz, but happy that you can remember and record all the lessons you learned from him. These are the true life lessons, and the ones you will pass on to Henry and Lucy. Two lucky, beautiful, and blessed children. Love, Jeffrey

Poort said...


I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Your list is fantastic and is obvious how much you both loved each other and meant to each other. I'm thinking of you.

xoxo, Joia

Jessie said...

Love the lesson about mulligans. Am thinking of you.