My grandfather passed away a year ago. I thought I would jot down a few words.

First,………and this is most important: Pop Pop….thanks for having a full head of hair all your life. This means no male pattern baldness gene passed down to me and for that, I thank you.

So join me now, raise a glass:

Pop Pop I want to thank You for showing me that:

  • Snipes can be caught with brown paper bag
  • Horseshoes are better at Bri-A-Lee.
  • “Kytes-Delite”looks cool in electrical tape
  • Avoid tolls. Even if that means driving 50 miles out of the way.
  • Heineken tastes better after you figure out the puzzle under the cap
  • Chicks dig silver Novas
  • Ditto Blue Malibus
  • Anything can be found at a garage sale
  • Anything found at a gargage sale can be fixed
  • Have a gate between you and your best friend’s house
  • Clear area of all grandchildren before installing said gate
  • Hours of fun with a hook in a tree trunk  and a ring on a string
  • Cosmo will not come unless you eat your dinner
  • Sherbert ice cream rules
  • Real men do the dishes.
  • Get behind a truck on Hempstead Turnpike, they time the lights
  • Jerusleaum Ave. and Hempstead Tpke light is the longest light-ever
  • The Rusty Nail is not a rusty nail.
  • Good-Guy Bri is an awesome nickname
  • Only trumped by: #1 grandchild.
  • No, “The Benefit of Mr. Kyte” was not written for him.
  • Gas is always cheaper at BP
  • Always use “brought” or “bought” in the correct context
  •  Sweater vest, pocket protector and bolo. Sharp.
  • Hug. Tightly. Hold on for that extra second


Miss ya pal.

Miss ya pal.


18 Comments on “Pop-Pop”

  1. bluesuit12 says:

    A very nice tribute. Thanks for sharing with all of us!


  2. jeanvkyte@juno.com says:

    Hi Bri

    Very touching to read all the things you remember aabout Pop-Pop. Made me very proud of you in read them. See you soon/

    Love your NANA


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