Saturday, August 8, 2009

Grandpa

This week my Grandfather, Mileo DeJohn, passed away. Let me tell you about him.....
He was pretty cool guy.
He fought in World War II. He was a glorified hero in the states for capturing three japs single handedly. Actually, they were deserters from the Japanese Army, hiding for days, starving, and my Grandfather came across them....
He was a true Grandpa.... always on our side..... when I wanted a hot dog at a nice restaurant he said sure. When I wanted to go on a date when I was 12, he said "let the girl go have some fun".....
He believed in America. He was a councilman for Detroit for years. My favorite picture of him and his wife with The Clintons.
He never gave up..... my grandmother did not allow him to see his two daughters, or even let him know where they were. Even though he went on two have like 7 kids with his second wife, he never gave up on finding his daughters, even hired a private investigater.
This is more about Grandma - and here collection of donkeys (symbol for Democrats). She is in the Guiness book of world records for this.
I can't believe he is gone, but I am grateful for the time we had. Love you Grandpa!

2 comments:

Dave & Sherri said...

Oh Peggy, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! My prayers are with you and your family.

Suzie said...

So sorry to hear about his passing. What a great man!