Jake’s Moving and Storage: How It All Came to Be
As he journeyed to this country, my grandfather could not help but choose the Ellis Island route. He was once a child, raised by the strictest of parents. You could see it all in the pictures. When you viewed the photographs, you would think that smiling was beyond the capabilities of this young man. His upbringing nonetheless made him a good person, one could depend on.
Sam was then discharged from the Navy after falling ill to pneumonia. It truly was a lot worse than people would have expected because the guy had a portion of his lung removed. It worked well enough for him because he was able to adjust to his new life not long after it happened. He was determined to make a life for himself despite the challenges of growing older.
In his journey, he met a beautiful and very smart lady in the form of my grandmother. All it took was him looking at her to know she was the one. He told his close friend that he was going to be marrying the girl.
The story touched us in so many ways. The whole family couldn’t wait to be told this story that they gathered on the foot of our grandad’s bed. His pneumonia was in full force yet again and this time we knew it would be so much worse.
While the situation was sad, it was the way of the world. My grandfather was strong and he would soon be journeying to a happier place – one that was free from pain and suffering.
Almost a decade before – nine years to be exact – my grandmother had passed. High Point Furniture Market, the place where my grandparents used to live was our home. As salesmen made use of our homes as rentals, we were living our lives in our grandparent’s house. Prom night preparations were done in my mom’s old room. A couple of months later she suffered a heart attack. When Mother’s Day came, we buried her body.
My grandfather was a conservative Catholic. After he and my grandmother married, however, they both decided to become Methodists. The family heritage lives to this in me and my babies.
My grandparents then started searching for a place to live. Jake’s Moving & Storage didn’t exist back then so they had to make do of what they had. Logistical solutions were made by none other than my grandparents themselves. You need to know who you are and who you partner is and moving is one way for you to know that. After much searching, they finally settled in my grandmother’s home.…