Grandpa Forrester was Special Forces in WWII – an Alamo Scout

On May 30, 2004, my grandfather, Charles Forrester wrote this about his time in the Army in WWII.  It is the last record I can find of his service, after contacting the government military records management office, it… Read More

Visitation at the Funeral Home

Miss You Already, Grandpa

I purposely waited a few weeks to write this post because I just wasn’t sure what I wanted to say or how I wanted to say it. I can say without a doubt that I have been so extremely fortunate and lucky to have reached the age of 29 and still had both sets of Grandparents alive and well.

Evan, Me, and Mom with Grandpa

RIP Charles Forrester. Grandfather, Badass…

The most badass American mofo I’ve ever had the honor of knowing passed away Tuesday night, 5/15/2012 at 10:23PM. RIP Charles Forrester. You were a war hero, a farmer, an oil man, and an awesome grandfather. You taught Evan and I about cars, hard work, and how to be a man. I’ll never forget you…and I’ll live my life to make you proud. You are missed, pa.

Kansas

So overall, it was a good trip, it was a bad trip…but it was great to see my family and help me remember my roots. I don’t get to see my family often, and it really helped to at least get to spend an awesome week with my grandfather, as I dont’ know if I’ll ever have that opportunity again.

Classic Grist Rides

Evan finally got around to scanning all of my grandpa’s old car pictures, so I spent the afternoon cropping them and touching them up.  Going through these pictures really makes me understand where Evan and I’s deep rooted… Read More