A while back Mr. Cactus was questioning his dad about Christmas. He said "Dad, what does an 89 year old man need or even want for Christmas?" Grandpa paused for a minute contemplating. He then looked at me and said "I would love a quilt. I have a chair in my den that I like to sit in to watch TV. I would like a quilt to put over me during the cold winter months when I'm in my den."
I feel very honored he would make such a request. I asked him what colors he likes. He first said "Red". Then he added "I like blue too. And green. Oh my, I like many colors." I went with him into the den and looked at the colors already present in the room.
The quilt below became "Grandpa Lynn's Quilt". Many colors for him to look at, surrounded by blue. I hope it provides warmth and comfort to him during the long winter months.
This is a picture of Grandpa taken during World War II. He was married only a few weeks before he went off to war.
Lynn was married to my mother-in-law Janet for over 50 years before she passed away.
A life long friend was President James E. Faust, a well known and respected leader of our church. He and President Faust were friends in high school. They both were called, and served as missionary companions in Brazil. The picture below shows them in uniform during the war. Once home, they both married and spent years together raising their families, building their careers and serving in Church assignments. It's been difficult this last year for Lynn to experience the passing of President Faust and his wonderful wife Ruth.
Isn't he handsome in his flight uniform.
This is Grandpa Lynn now. Four of his 9 children now live in St.George. His declining health prevents him from heading our way anymore, so we make a lot of trips to Salt Lake to visit with him.
We love you Grandpa, and Merry Christmas.