Grandpa 101 – II

Today I have been thinking of my Grandpa Yoder who was born 101 years ago.

Back in 2013 I wrote a post Grandpa 101 about my Grandpa Braman, so now it is time for a similar post.

Grandpa - High School Graduation - Family PicturesI will share a few of my favorite pictures of him starting with this picture from when he was in High School.

Richard Yoder - Preacher - Frytown, Iowa - MemoriesHere is a picture of my Grandpa when he graduated from college. He went back to school later in life, so was not the typical age of a college graduate.

Lowenberg Bakery, Ottumwa, Iowa, GrandpaGrandpa worked at Lowenberg Bakery in Ottumwa, Iowa while going to college, so I thought I would add this picture here.

Grandparents, Ottumwa, Iowa, Siblings, Throwback ThursdayMy Grandparents moved to California before I was born, and this is a picture from their visit back to Ottumwa. Probably my first memory of them.

Yosemite National Park - Granpa at Yosemite - John Muir - MemoriesLater the tables were turned. I was living in California and my Grandpa was living back in the Midwest. My Grandpa came out to California for a visit and we made a visit to Yosemite.

A lot of memories tonight. I was also part of a Zoom meeting earlier tonight with my Mom, her siblings, some of my siblings and other family members. We had a good time of reflection as we sheltered in place.

I am also thinking that my Grandpa was born not long after the Great Influenza of 1918. I am sure that the country was still in recovery mode at that time.


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1 Response to Grandpa 101 – II

  1. Marron Santillan says:

    The photo of your grandpa when he was still young looks slick! This makes me miss my own grandpa. Thanks for this, such a nice read.

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