They named me after grandmas Tiffin. My brother,Elmer W. Holmes Ill was born February 17, 1969. Daddy and mom was married on March 26, 1960. Daddy loved his family with so much passion.
He loved life with that same passion. My aunt Jeannine said, “Pete and Marie think that you and your brother was the only children in the oral. The family had different nicknames for my daddy. Pete was the main one. My grandfather called him “Dickey.
” Mr.. Personnel, old army buddy called him “fatty. ” The Holmes family, four boys and one daughter. My daddy was the middle child. Everyone in the family always asked my daddy to do something for them. And he will try his best to do it. Uncle Benny and my daddy did everything together.
They work hard and they played hard. Both of the brothers loved sports. From mascaras tennis. Family vacations was the best. Sometimes uncle cliff will join us.
He is the youngest of the Holmes rooters.Daddy’s Girl My Grandmas, Via Lee Tyler Holmes passed away in 1968. That effected my daddy a lot. To see his beloved mom died from cancer just broke his heart. Mom said, “Your dad never got over his mom death. ” I wonder for a long time, how you get over someone death? What do you do to get over and forget about someone death that you loved so much? Another time that broke my daddy heart was after the birth of my brother. My mom had a disease called tootsie.
But mom got sick after she came home. Heard my aunt Bessie said, ” Lord! I hope she do not died! ” “What will Pete do with two mall kids. She did not know I was behind the dresser as they talked. Daddy and I driving to the hospital, he was crying so hard.
The car ran off the road into the gravel. I said, ” daddy I’m in the car with you! ” He smile, rub my hair. Well, mom recovered came home in a week. Now, we the perfect little family. Mom stayed home until my brother started school. Daddy had a college degree from William and Mary and work for the Federal government. Eater, my mom got a job with Eastern State Hospital.
Daddy didn’t like mom working. He said, “l made enough money. ” Mom said, ‘ ell we have more. ” Life was good, great!We got a big floor model color T. V. That was a big deal in 1971.
Daddy said to us, ” This box is pure entertainment,do not be a slave to it. ” My brother two and half years old,he like the black and white cartoons. In 1 975, I Was twelve years old. Daddy had a new Ford LTD,blue and shiny. He loved that car. Life was good for us. In 1976, see daddy was losing weight and he was a little weak at times. Trips to the VA hospital in Richmond, VA and Camp Perry sent him to Walter Reed hospital in Washington DC.
We found out that daddy had diabetes. So said to myself, ” They can fix him.Va hospital put him on a diet and insulin shots every day. Daddy got sick again at home, he passed out. Mom gave him Ox, he was okay. Daddy had a check at his primary doctor office. His glucose was high, medical transporter took my Daddy to the VA hospital in Richmond, VA.
I didn’t have an idea that this will be the last time I see my daddy at home. We go to the hospital with uncle Benny,because mom didn’t drive. My brother stayed at home with granddad,he was to young.
Daddy will look up to me and said, ” Take care Of your brother and mom baggily until I come home.Well, daddy went home, to our heavenly Father. Sunset on his life April 21 , 1978.
I was fourteen,my brother was nine and my mom was forty-two. The impact of my daddy death mole and made me into the woman am today. I went from a Davis girl to a want a be caretaker in a year. My mom not crying at all, staying strong for us.
I made sure my brother don’t get into trouble and not to worry mom. I was mad at my daddy and God for a while. I didn’t get over my daddy death,but I live my life knowing that my daddy loved his family and God pick the prettiest flower in his garden.