My handsome grandfather, age 21, 1923

Jane Neill-Hancock

Wayne, United States

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Top Ten, 5th place, in Dedicated to a Grandfather challenge, Just for You Dedications group, 16-Jun-2013

Dedicated to my grandfather, Edward Arthur Garlock.

This handsome dashing young man is my grandfather, Edward Arthur. I miss him very much – he passed away in the 1980s. I am unsure of the date because he and my grandmother moved to South Carolina to live with one of my uncles and his family and due to tensions in the family we lost touch with him. My grandfather had a cute sense of humor and had nicknames for everyone. He was a car mechanic and was amazing – he could fix any car and always knew exactly what was wrong with it. This is in the days before there were computers to hook up to the car and tell you what was wrong.

When I was born my parents named me a double name which was popular in the 1950s. Betty Jane. I hated the Betty from the time I can remember. My grandfather then called me his nickname for me, Janey-Bet, and soon everyone in the family called me that. When I stayed overnight he would fix me breakfast and we would always have Postum. My sister Tricia had a football jersey she wore with a 32 on it, so you guessed it, his nickname for her was 32. My youngest sister Phyllis was called Filet Mignon.

Grandpa and Grandma had 9 children! my dad was the oldest. 7 boys and 2 girls…

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