Happy Birthday to my handsome Grandpa, Rudolf Laemmlen. Here are a few of my favorite photos of him:Rudolf’s school class. He is the cute boy in the second row on the far left under the window.
Wilhelm, Rudolf and Marie Laemmlen
I love this man. I loved his aftershave, the way he always missed a few whiskers when he shaved, the way his hands trembled when he took my hand, the kisses he planted on my cheek. I loved how he studied and read every day. I loved his handwriting and notebooks full of thoughts and quotes. I loved his work ethic and his honesty. I loved his German accent and how he always ate with a fork and sharp knife. I loved his good heart and his kindness to me. I can hardly wait to be with him again someday.