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An Old Knife Makes One Last Trip Home

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Trout Hound, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    My condolences, Trout Hound. That was a very sweet gesture; one that would make any parent or grandparent proud. That old Vic has many stories within it. Treasure that.
  2. deltaboy


    Jul 6, 2014
    Sorry for your loss. I carried my Grandpa's knife to his Funeral back in 1999.
  3. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Beautifully written Trouthound; my condolences on your loss. OH
  4. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    My sincerest sympathies to you and your family for your loss. I hope that eventually good memories of your grandparents will overcome the sadness at their passing. IMHO from what your story indicates, you're a fabulous grandson, Trout Hound! :thumbup:

    - GT
  5. billsch8


    Oct 25, 2010
    I am so sorry for your loss Trouthound. That was a truly heartfelt and touching story. Wiping away a tear as I write this......................
  6. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Sorry for your family's loss. May your grandma RIP and thanks for sharing that amazing story.
  7. Trout Hound

    Trout Hound

    Sep 28, 2014
    My sincere thanks to everyone for your sympathies and kind words. This is why I love it here!

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  8. orca8589


    Jan 27, 2007
    Condolences from Concord, and a great tribute as well.

  9. pertinux


    Feb 1, 2012
    Just to let you know, I've been thinking about your final paragraph, and the highlighted sentence in particular, since first reading it.

    Very well done, on all fronts.

    ~ P.
  10. Vaporstang

    Vaporstang Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2014
    My condolences and touching story. LOL on the dachshund...probably mad at the time the knife was chewed but now one more warm memory.
  11. Bufford

    Bufford Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    This is very touching, sorry for your loss.
  12. Ratbert

    Ratbert Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    What a beautiful, heartfelt story. I echo what others have said and extend my condolences. But you are right, she is free now and reunited with her love. Very glad that you thought of your Granddad's knife to carry as a tribute.

    (Perhaps one day your grandson will look at "that old Coyote that Granddad carried" and it too will evoke stories and memories for him to share)
  13. arizcowboy


    May 6, 2013
    My condolences for your loss. My mom died at the same age a few years ago. Hoping this year will be a brighter one for you.
  14. Trout Hound

    Trout Hound

    Sep 28, 2014
    Thanks. They were married for 53 years. Grandaddy was a quiet guy, but you could tell he loved her like crazy. As a matter of fact, their song was "Let Me Call You Sweetheart!"

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  15. willythekid

    willythekid Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    First off, so sorry for your loss... It sounds like your Grandmother lived a full life. Thanks for the wonderful story, and while I'm not the most religious man in the world, I can't help but think that Granddad was looking down on yourself and your family with a smile. Prayers sent from my family to yours.
  16. runninmike


    Oct 19, 2005
    Beautiful tribute to Gram and Gramp!

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