Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Noble Life - Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)

I've thought a lot about who I was going to write about for the Smile for the Camera: A Noble Life carnival theme, and I finally chose my grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976), son of Henry Austin and Della (Smith) Carringer.

I have written extensively about Gramps over the three years on this blog, with the best summary of his life in Today is "Gramp's" 116th Birthday!.

The defining photograph of Gramps life is this one, I believe:

Family. It was always about family. Parents, wife, daughter, grandsons. In everything I've heard and read about, and by, my grandfather, his fierce love and steadfast dedication was to his family.

Patient. Encouraging. Confident. Friendly. Inquisitive. Astute. Helpful. Peaceful.

That is how I remember my grandfather. I really appreciate the lessons he taught me, the example he provided to his grandsons, and the life he lived, with my grandmother, that created emotional stability and wealth.

A Noble Life? You bet!

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