Eddie June Rich
June 15, 1927 – January 20, 2020
Eddie June Rich was born on June 15, 1927 and passed away on January 20, 2020.
- Visitation Sunday, January 26, 2020
- Funeral Service Monday, January 27, 2020
Eddie June Rich
January 25, 2020
Sweet Granddad,I know you're with Grandmother now. You waited so long. I'll miss holding your hand while you squeezed it a little too tight, patting both our hands with your other one. I was thinking back yesterday about the time Chico called to pretend to sell you the paper. He made you so mad that dad had to call and tell you it was all a joke.
I'll miss so many things. -Hearing all your stories about the good ole days. Especially the ones in the desert. -turning over countless watermelons out at the country until finally finding one the raccoons didn't get into. "Hey they left one for us!" You said, and cut it right there for is to taste. I remember working out in the garden and forgetting about the time while grandmother's eggs exploded in the kitchen..how you always loved dessert. Dessert was always part of the meal and something amazing. -walking past the office in your house and wondering after the mystery of that room because we weren't allowed in there... the wishing well in your back yard. I still remember when your first bees came in the mail and watching them become the full hives that bustled like an airport.. you taught me to sit still and watch them. I used to imagine how far their journeys took them and hoped anyone who saw them knew they were my Granddad's bees and not to squish them.
I remember getting pushed higher on the tire swing than I could ever swing myself.... that's what grandparents do. They propel us forward in life in a special way that no one else can. You teach us with your stories, patience, history, wisdom, and hugs. All we young ones have to do is slow down enough to hear you and truly soak in all those moments. I am blessed beyond measure to have had many years with you and Grandmother. Even if lots of them were not close in miles. They will always be tucked away in my heart. And I smile to think of you standing strong with your arm around her while she looks up at you adoringly.
I love you,