We were so lucky that Autumn was able to met her great grampa this past summer.
She happily sat on his lap as he cradled her with his massive hands. It was so great to see Autumn with Price and his mom Elaine and her father all together. Four Generations.
Sadly he passed away just a few weeks ago at the age of 94.
Price went to the memorial in Maine today and is having some family time this weekend.
Marshall L. Rice Sr. lived a long and happy life. He did a variety of jobs from being a solider to a business man to a lobster man. He lived all over from Massachusetts to New York to Hawaii to Maine. He was even at the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He loved Sunshine, Maine so much that he even opened a campground so that others could enjoy its beauty as well. He will be greatly missed by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the others who’s lives he touched.
Although Autumn won’t remember getting to meet her great grampa, we can show her these sweet pictures and tell her all about him.
We would see Marshall whenever Price and I visited his mom’s summer house in Maine. He would come over from his house down the road to have coffee and crossword puzzles with Elaine at the kitchen table or the table in the dining room. It was always so lovely to hear his deep voice discussing answers with Elaine as she read the clues out loud. His weathered, yet gentle, large hands gently held on to a floral teacup of coffee. In between the crossword puzzle answers he would talk about the current events on the island or about his past. It was always so nice to soak in those relaxed mornings.
“It was a great trip, and I enjoyed every day of it. Goodbye to you all.”
William Kelly says
I’m sorry to hear of your loss. At this time of year makes it just that much more difficult. Autumn having the opportunity to spend time with a great man is something that is really special, not something that many get to do.
Despite the situation I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and may the New Year bring nothing but happiness and joy into your hearts and home.
What a marvelous, true Gentleman Grandpa Rice was, such a pleasure to read about this wonderful, caring Man who will be missed by all who loved him, family & friends…
I offer my sincere condolences to you & your family.
You have great memories of the wonderful times spent with this special Grandpa, as will Autumn when she’s older & enjoying the beautiful pictures of the day she spent with her Grandpa Rice for many years to come..
You’ve some very beautiful memories of this time that you all shared together & it’s so good that you’ll have these pics to put into your Scrapbooks to be enjoyed by your family in the coming years.
Many thanks for sharing this great post with us, it was a pleasure to read & see you all having an amazing time together…
Wishing you all ‘Peace, Good Health & Happiness’ for the holidays that you all deserve.
Bless You & yours, sincere regards,
Odelle Smith. x (U.K.)
Jean | DelightfulRepast.com says
What lovely photos of a lovely day! I’m so glad you all had that time with him during his final months and that you will keep his memory alive for your daughter. Wishing you and yours a fabulous 2015.