Thursday, September 24, 2009

Grandpa Bitter, passed away earlier today

I took this photo of Grandpa Bitter back in February. Little did I know it would be the last time I saw him.

Grandpa Bitter 1918-2009

It's my favorite.

I remember him always, sitting there, chin resting on hands, listening, thinking, or just enjoying the view.

I remember his hands.

Grandpa's Hands

They've always looked similar to this. Strong fingers, bent with age. I specifically made a point to take a picture, so I'd always remember.

They're so much like my father's hands, and a bit like mine.

He passed away earlier this evening.

He lived a full and happy life. Enjoyed 64 years of marriage, and lived to be 91.

Grandma & Grandpa

Love you Grandpa!


  1. That is so sad. Great pictures of a great man! He will be missed!

  2. My girlfriend's dad turned 85 last Sunday and I did not go to the party. Too busy. Now I feel like a heel. Half way through the party he started to refer to himself as Ochocinco!

    Sorry for your loss.


  3. Melissa, I'm so sorry for your loss. What comfort it must be, for your family and yourself, to have these incredibly beautiful photographs of your grandfather. Thinking of you.

  4. Thank you for sharing these Melissa. They are wonderful pictures.

  5. saw your comment on Fatcyclist-

    New name I'm hoping that's a good thing.
    Are you still launching a New site?????
    I mentioned that I loved your pictures, so I have to ask--Any new Pictures?

    Thanks Dave

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    Sincerely yours