Christmas Was Celebrated on My Grandpa’s 100th Birthday This Year and I’ve Got Many Pictures to Prove it!

Last Updated on: May 6th, 2014

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My grandfather, Samuel L. Stewart.

My grandfather, Samuel L. Stewart.

My late Grandpa, Samuel Lawrence Stewart, wanted to live to be 100 but fell short by a mere two years, eighteen days. Yesterday would have been his 100thย birthday. You can see a better picture of him via his obituary, which also reveals a bit more of his life.ย 

My grandpa was a twin. On the night that my grandpa was born, his mom, my great-grandma, gave birth to two babies, a girl and a boy. Laura, his twin, was born healthy. The doctor told my great-grandma that my grandpa wouldn’t live through the night because he was sick. Ha. He sure proved that doctor wrong! He outlived everyone in his family!

This is a picture of my Grandpa and Grandma Stewart after Grandma Helen moved into Pinewood Court, an old folks home.

This is a picture of my Grandpa and Grandma Stewart after Grandma Helen moved into Pinewood Court, an old folks home.

My Grandma Helen

My Grandma Helen, with my son in the background.

My Grandma Helen

My Grandma Helen

My Grandpa, relaxing in his home.

My Grandpa, relaxing in his home, dog-sitting!

My grandparents, on my sister's wedding day.

My grandparents, on my sister’s wedding day.

The family, together at my Grandpa's house, one Christmas years ago...

The family, together at my Grandpa’s house, one Christmas years ago…

The family, in the back yard of Uncle Mark's house.

The family, in the back yard of Uncle Mark’s house, years ago…

To accommodate everyone and their Christmas schedules, my family decided to celebrate Christmas by having on my Grandpa’s 100th birthday this year.

Let me tell you, we had a blast! We ate, drank, laughed, played, reminisced, and were just plain merry!

It was especially great for me this year because my son and I were re-united. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have never been happier!

I took tons of photos, too, and want to share my special day with all of you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

My son, J, with his Grandpa, my dad, Ted.

My son, J, with his Grandpa, my dad, Ted.

J, with my mom, Carol, his grandma.

J, with my mom, Carol, his grandma.

J, with my mom, Carol, his grandma.

J, with my mom, Carol, his grandma.

Jan and Charlie (my sister and her boyfriend)

Jan and Charlie (my sister and her boyfriend)

My brother, Dan, and his girlfriend, Tara.

My brother, Dan, and his girlfriend, Tara.

My brother, Dan, and my nephew, Ali (Alistair).

My brother, Dan, and my nephew, Ali (Alistair).

Father and son, relaxing. (My brother, Dan, and my Dad, Ted.)

Father and son, relaxing. (My brother, Dan, and my Dad, Ted.)

Tara, my brother's girlfriend.

Tara, my brother’s girlfriend.

My sister, Janice.

My sister, Janice.

Jan and Charlie (my sister and her boyfriend)

Jan and Charlie (my sister and her boyfriend)

Ali with his big sis! (My niece, Taryn, and my nephew, Ali.)

Ali with his big sis! (My niece, Taryn, and my nephew, Ali.)

Tara's children, Caleb and Trinity.

Tara’s children, Caleb and Trinity.

Caleb and Trinity with Ali and Sammi.

Caleb and Trinity with Ali and Sammi.

Caleb, Trinity, and baby Sammi.

Caleb, Trinity, and baby Sammi.

Trinity and Sammi

Trinity and Sammi

Sam/Sammi standing near Ali's wall drawing.

Sam/Sammi standing near Ali’s wall drawing.

Sammi, showing off her dress and ponytail!

Sammi, showing off her dress and ponytail!

Sam, sitting in her new doll stroller - she wasn't pushing it; she HAD to sit in it!

Sam, sitting in her new doll stroller – she wasn’t pushing it; she HAD to sit in it!

Caleb pushing Sammi in her new doll stroller.

Caleb pushing Sammi in her new doll stroller.

Some of the presents

Some of the presents

Some of the hustle and bustle...

Some of the hustle and bustle…

Some more hustle and bustle...

Some more hustle and bustle…

Christmas baking/cookies is on one tray; veges and dip are on another. You can't say we didn't have a choice!

Christmas baking/cookies is on one tray; veges and dip are on another. You can’t say we didn’t have a choice!

The two cousins - Taryn and J, did the dishes!

The two cousins – Taryn and J, did the dishes…

...while Sam got her butt changed!

…while Sam got her butt changed…

and Dan and Tara made out...

and Dan and Tara made out…

A selfie of me and my mom

A selfie of me and my mom

Me and J - taken by one of the kids...

Me and J – taken by one of the kids…

Me and my gorgeous son, J.

Me and my gorgeous son, J.

J with his Grandparents

J with his Grandparents, Christmas 2013.

It was wonderful that the whole family (our immediate family) was able to get together to celebrate Christmas this year on what would have been my grandfather’s 100th birthday. We certainly had a lot of fun!

I even wrote a poem about what Christmas means to me.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Season’s Greetings to all of you! May you all be as blessed as I am this year! ๐Ÿ˜€

18 thoughts on “Christmas Was Celebrated on My Grandpa’s 100th Birthday This Year and I’ve Got Many Pictures to Prove it!

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      It was one of the best celebrations EVER! I’m still hyped about it! LOL I’m glad you enjoyed them, Donna. ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy Early New Year!

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      Thanks, Debra! LOL We all had a great time. I AM enjoying my holidays! I hope you are, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      Yes, nothing beats great family memories! Not even a million dollars! (Which I asked for, for Christmas, but didn’t get. LOL) Thanks for your comment, JR. ๐Ÿ˜€ Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ˜€

  1. Fearless Leader says

    What a great looking family, Lorraine!

    Merry Christmas to them all!

    Grandpa: He proved Medical Science wrong for almost a Century!

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      Yes, Grandpa would have been proud to have lived to be 100. For sure.

      Thanks, Toby. I bet you loved that picture of Sammi in her new doll stroller! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Hope you had a fabulous Christmas, and hope your New Year is a happy one! ๐Ÿ˜€

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