I am so sorry! So much has been going on in my life. Im going to try and post. And to be slightly honest and embarrassed…. i forgot my password and email combo for this blog. Lol! But i have recovered it! Hopefully, i can post soon :) thanks for your concern and loyalty!
Anonymous asked: No more stories with Mr. Como? Understand that you are bussy but dont you have atleast little time for your grandpa? :(
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Anonymous asked: What happened? No more Perry Como? :(
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Anonymous asked: Hi, how are you :) Your grandpa is my favourite singer of all...How was your relation with him? :) And I always wondered how was his relation with his son Ronald...Have a nice day ;)...
Hello! My relationship with him was really close :) he was my best friend. My dad and grandpa had a very staggered relationship, but i think it got stronger as my dad got older. Thanks for your message :)
in a perfect world. =)
Im starting to feel old. Im losing all my memories. =( But Im trying.
One of my fondest memories was when Perry and I would take our walks. We would go around his neighborhood and he lived right down from the beach. We would collect shells and beach glass. I still have some of the stuff. Somewhere. He would always wave hello to the people passing by in cars and stop and talk to the other residents. He was always proud to introduce me. haha
im sad that we missed Canonsburg. I really did want to go to that.I was at the unveiling. I met his brother Al. My heart stopped when I saw him. I thought for sure it was him. I stuck to him like glue the whole time. And I met some of Roselles family too. I dont remember all of them tho. THat weekend was a blur. We had to be at so many events to represent Perry. Shaking hands, signing things, taking photos…. then the actual unveiling. All the grand children got to pull the sheet off. I of course sobbed. I didnt see who else was around. I sat there with that statue for a few hours. just staring at the likeness of him. He hadnt passed away yet…. but I still missed him. The last time I saw him, was a year later. And I dont really count that. The last time I saw my grandpa in my head was when I was 13 or so, when my grandma was still alive. the coherent, knows who I am grandpa. I miss that. And I see it in my dad.
I got all teary eyed typing that. Its really difficult to type about this stuff. But I need to. Because it does make me happy to remember…..
so far so good. Havent really heard much on his condition as of late. I saw him last week. And I dont have the gas to get out there. Maybe tonight I can go see him.
I plan on going to see my dad tomorrow. Finally. I need to do this. Im taking the girls with me too. I hear that he is doing well. Im really hoping that its not my family just lying to me. I dont want to get there and see that he really is worse than they say. =(
Anywho…. I found out a story that I had never heard before. My husband found it on Wikipedia and I confirmed it with my mom. I had never thought to Wiki my grandpa….. haha I know he is on another site that records all the late celebrities. But it breaks my heart to see the picture of his grave and not be able to touch it. =( anyway…… here goes.
When my grandpa was 13 Perry lost his week’s wages in a dice game. Filled with shame, he locked himself in his room and did not come out until hunger got the better of him. He managed to tell his father what had happened to the money his family depended on. His father told him he was entitled to make a mistake and that he hoped his son would never do anything worse than this. When Perry was 14, his father became unable to work due to a severe heart condition. Como and his brothers became the support of the household.
My dad had traits like that. He would get upset and sit in his room for days. Mainly because he was angry. But yeah.
I cant imagine what it would be like to be the sole money maker in the house. especially with 13 siblings and 2 parents. And one of those parents ailing. =/
I will up date on my dad tomorrow night.
I made a twitter for my grandpa and some of my favorite celebrities.... Literally just started it... Follow it :)
I’m NEVER going to see him. :( I’m so upset by this……
On a lighter note… I figured I would tell a story.
My grandpa once tried to teach me how to golf. Tried…… Haha.
We would hit them directly into the river. One time, I hit the ball so hard that I hit a boat. But they didnt care bc they got a Perry keepsake. Haha I havent picked up a golf club since.
I remember the moment I realized he wasn’t well. Or starting to decline in health. He called one night to talk to my dad. Here is the convo
Perry: hello Mary! Is your dad in?
Me: nope, he’s at the range….. How are you?
Perry: oh, that’s a shame…. Can you tell him I called? And I’m great sweetie…. How are you?
Me: I’m great. I miss you!
Perry: I miss you too… Hey….. Is your dad in?
Me:……… Uh, no. He’s not. But I will tell him you called k?
Perry: oh, darn. I needed to talk to him. How are you?
And then it cycled like that for about 2 minutes….. That’s the exact moment. :/
I think I would give anything if I could talk to him or hug him again.