Pirate Rides And Cookies With Max And Rylan

Max was a generous, loving, hilarious grandson who made everything fun!! One especially fond memory I have of him was when we were baking Christmas cookies at my house.  Max and his brother, Rylan, were rolling out the dough and cutting it with my Christmas cutters.  I was encouraging them to put them close together so as not to waste dough.  Suddenly Max yelled, ”Hey! My reindeer is kicking Rylan’s gingerbread man in the head!”  We chuckled about that.  Then it became a goal to make the shapes close together and Max made up a story to go with each interaction between the cookies.  Soon Rylan, Max and I were wiping the tears from our eyes from laughing so hard at his stories!!

Another time the boys and I were spending time at our family cottage in Lakeside, Ohio.  The boys went swimming with an inflatable raft and began calling out, “Pirate rides!  Anybody want a pirate ride?”  Soon there was a line of children waiting on the dock for a pirate ride and a pirate battle ensued.  So Max and Rylan  entertained the entire group of kids swimming in the lake at that time.  This was typical of Max because he never met a stranger.  Everyone was a new friend! So big was his personality that he drew people to him!

From his proud Grandma Close

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Volume 17, Issue 7, Posted 3:04 PM, 03.17.2021