Friday, July 30, 2010
In Memory of My Grandfather
John Herald Folks Burton (July 27th 1915 - July 17 2010)
I am truly blessed in my life to have had a wonderful grandfather that I spent so much time with.
After 12 years of battling with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's my grandfather passed away July 17 while surrounded by his loving family
My grandfather was funny, kind, well spoken, giving, smart, understanding, and a great listener.
I remember many times when I was younger spending time with my grandfather telling me about fighting in the war, us watching old movies together, going to the market, and reading C.S. Lewis books.
My grandfather always believed in me and all my crazy ideas and thought that I could do anything if I set my mind to it.
The greatest lesson that I learned from him is that you can get what you want from life, without compromising who you are and what you believe in, and that is one of the greatest things I have ever learned.
So for all the smiles, all the wonderful advise, all the great times we had, I say thank you, thank you, thank you.
You will always live on in my heart as the wonderful man that you were!!
All of my Love!!