Today we are featuring the grandparents of JC Weber and Hannah Elliot.
JC Weber, Assistant Director of Research and Development
I am blessed to still have both sets of grandparents living. My mom’s parents live nearby here in Idaho, and I am able to see them often. Though my dad’s parents (shown with me above) live in Pennsylvania, I do not see them as often as my other grandparents, but they are still very involved in the details of my life. They are so giving of their time and resources in helping their grandchildren accomplish their goals and develop their talents. They have sent me every book ever written by John Grisham and many other great books to add to my ever-growing library.
I always look forward to going and visiting them because I love the east coast, and they plan fun things to do, such as going to New York City or admiring their beautiful “mountains” as they call them–they look more like hills to me. My favorite time to visit them is in Fall, as the leaves on the trees are full of color and beautiful.
Even though my Grammies and Papa Weber do not live nearby, I still feel a very close connection to them. I have appreciated having them in my life and am grateful for all they have taught and given me.
Hannah Elliot, Quality Management Specialist
For as long as I can remember, my grandmother has been my hero. I don’t know exactly what it is about her, but I have always wanted to be more like her. Maybe it is in her kindness, generosity or the ability to make the most amazing treats ever. Even though I use the same recipes that she has made for years, it is not the same whenever I make them; it must be all of the love that she put in.
I remember when I was growing up my brother and sister and I would come and stay with my grandparents for the whole summer and work on their watermelon farm in New Jersey. Some cousins lived down the road, so Gram’s house became the hangout for all of the grandkids in the area, about seven of us. We would be running in and out of the house with dirty shoes, as well as eating everything that we could get our hands on. It never seemed to bother her or my grandfather, and I love them so much more because of that. That was several years ago. Unfortunately, I have not been as good as I should in calling and visiting my grandparents, but I will always remember those precious summers when I felt that I was the most important thing in the world to them. [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]