Monday, May 11, 2009

The Suit

Sept. 1981
I just got done proposing to my x- wife, a friend finds me and lets me know that my parents wanted me that my Grandfather had just died.
The following day, Saturday I do believe, I went into town to buy my first suit, a blue 3 piece suit with a black clip on tie and a white shirt, they fitted the suit for me.
Come Monday after noon I walked into the funeral palor to pay my last respects to my Grandfather , seen my Grandmother with a funny stare in her eyes , gave her a kiss and went up to see my GrandFather and damn near lost my sanity.
You see my Grandfathers burial suit was the same suit I picked for myself, right down to the shoes, it was as if I was veiwing my own body!
I had never seen the suit before and never ever saw my Grandfather for the most part dressed up especially in
A suit.
It still gives me the heebie jeebies thinking about it!

And as always, thanks for listening!

9 comments:

Indigo said...

I think that would of scared the living daylights out me. (Hugs)Indigo

Joann said...

WOW!! That's amazing!! That would be kind of creepy, but also kind of nice, I bet your grandpa had a great sense of humor, too!!

Paula said...

Interesting entry and an unusual thing to happen.

Marty said...

Yikes ... that would have been frightening!
Best,
Marty

Kattytrick said...

OMG!!! Can you imagine how your GrandMother felt!? She must have a very strong heart. And it sounds like you've been carrying this around for quite a while, and I can understand how this might be kinda creepy to some, but also very endearing that there was such a strong family resemblance...I understand the mixed feelings on this one.

Frances said...

Hm-m-m It seems like your Grandpa or Grandmother, (whoever picked out the suit, since he may have already had it when he died), had the same taste in clothes as you. You may have been closer to them than even you realized.

Terri said...

Wow...that would have given me the heebie jeebies too

Hugs
Terri

Sugar said...

that was creepy! poor grandma!
hope you're doing well.
have a good hump day my friend.
huggies...

Tabby said...

That is wicked creepy! But you know what back then I am pretty sure that was one of the most popular suit colors. I have pictures of my aunts for their proms around that year and all the guys had that blue color, so maybe it was just a freaky coincidence.