Friday, May 2, 2014

The Last Flash Light

Growing up, my grandparents always gave the grandkids a flashlight at Christmas. They were from a time where gifts were meant to be practical, and that was important to them.

All of us kids loved it! What's not to love about a flashlight? It was a fun game every Christmas to wonder what kind of a flashlight you would get.

The tradition continued over the years as great-grandchildren were born. Tyler and Alyssa have enjoyed receiving their flashlights in recent years, just as I did when I was younger.

Grandma passed away a few years ago, and Grandpa passed away last weekend. At his funeral last night, everyone received the gift of a flashlight in memory of Grandpa.

I love that! What an awesome way to celebrate someone's life and legacy. The flashlight was personalized and said, "Grandpa Jerry DeBruyne Your light will shine on in our memories forever. 1930-2014."

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