Thursday, May 27, 2010

My town hero

Thank you, Ginger, for posting a few definitions to help us with this week’s topic.  I was sort of floundering trying to think of an angle and right there in your first sentence were the words that inspired me,  “someone we know will make us proud in the future".

My grandson Michael has been making me proud since the minute he was born.  Everyone who knows me knows how I adore him.  I only have one grandson but, honestly, who would need another when that one is Michael.  I don’t know what heroic deeds he will perform in the future but I know he will always be a hero to me. 

Michael is 16 now and towers over me but he’s never embarrassed to give his granny a hug – and I still go all squishy every time he does!
I think I’m pretty safe in saying Michael is a favourite with all the family.  His aunt’s husband honoured him by asking him to be his best man at his wedding when he was only 10 and he performed his duties to perfection.  Come on, you have to admit he certainly looks the part!


For a family 70s theme birthday party, he and I went shopping for an outfit for him.  If there had been girls his age around I think he would have been their hero!
Cool Michael

There are so many things I could tell you about this wonderful boy.  He’s smart, respectful, gentle, loving and kind.  He’s also loads of fun.  One day he asked me if I could remember when he had “attitude” and I told him of a few occasions when he’d been 8 or 9 when he’d adopted a “I’m a cool dude” attitude.  He laughed and said he was glad he’d got it out of his system then because he’d look a bit stupid if he did it now.  At an age when  a lot of other boys think it’s cool to be sloppy and sullen, he’s still a delight. 

There’s no way my dog would just lay there and let me inspect his coat but he’s putty in Michael’s hands:

And I know one little girl at least for whom he will always be a Knight in Shining Armour.
M & G

To see the heroes of the other FSO team, just go here.


  1. What a handsome fellow - and what a touching photo of him with his little sister. (or little cousin?)
    If this is the young man at 16, he will do great things as an adult and deserves to be a hero to you.
    Lovely post.

  2. Isn't it wonderful to have your own "Hero" right in the family. How fortunate you are.
    I suspect that he is a good kid because his family loves him and he knows it. It's so important...
    Very nice FSO post.

  3. You are fortunate to have him, Pauline. Just as he is fortunate to have you.

  4. Pauline, this is very heartwarming. You are one proud granny and your grandson is one goodlooking guy. Your whole family is gorgeous. I'm still trying to find a subject to photograph for Friday's theme. I'm finding it difficult.

  5. Well done Michael. Lovely post Pauline. Tell me that he has stopped growing!!! Have a great weekend.

  6. Michael is a keeper alright. If we'd had a son we were going to name him Michael, but we had two delightful daughters instead.

    But if we had had our Michael, I sure hope he would have turned out like yours.

  7. He's a handsome little fella!

  8. Grandsons are special guys, and it looks yours is an extra special young man. You know that dogs and little children always know a gentle heart and soul, and the proof is right there in your sweet photos of Michael. Congratulations on your wonderful grandson. I bet is just as proud of you!

  9. That is one great boy whose grandma appreciates him.

    When I read about the hug, I can help but want to ask, are you a a ginga? LOL.

  10. Wonderful shootout, Pauline!

  11. very touching and you are so proud of him!! he is a fine looking young man also. with you as his Grandma I am sure he will grow up to be a great man.

  12. What a wonderful post. I could be his mother, but I think I'm in love!

  13. Pauline there is a marked family resemblance between the two of you and you can see the love and hero worship runs both ways.


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