Monday, January 30, 2012

My grandparents

This Thursday I lost my last and final grandparent. Follow me as I take you through a little tour of the grandparents of Alex Cash.

Ruth Jean Cash-She loved Euchre. She could remember every card played in each trick. Something that didn't get passed on to her granddaughter. She mothered three lovely kids, one being my dad, and was a faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. I remember her taking me to Loomis Park as a child. Once she and my Grandma Sarah worked together against my parents to get my a haircut. They both agreed my hair was getting a little out of whack. She had a great sense of humor and was the life of the party.

Thomas Cash Sr.-My grandpa was a private eye. Yes a trench coat and fedora wearing private eye. I can't think of anything much cooler than that. I was told that he was one of the most handsome men in his day, something he surely passed onto my dad. Tom died when he was just 51 so he was long gone before I was alive. I don't know much about this mysterious man, but that's what he is to me, a mystery. I enjoy hearing every piece of his story unfold.

Sarah Jane Lefere-It wasn't possible to meet Sarah and not love her. That being said I loved the way she would tell people to "oh shut up". She wouldn't put up with any bull shit. She made me strong  and she pushed me along. To her I was SB. Spoiled Brat. I think most of that was her fault!

Mickey Lefere Sr.-Mickey didn't stay alive long enough for me to meet him either. I didn't know him but I know he was such a brave man. He lived his life with depression and despite his challenges he bravely went to work each day at Lefere Forge to supported all eight of his kids. He was known for eating chocolate candy bars and washing them down the Coca Cola, sometimes resulting in some heavy backwash.