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Paw Paw goes to Heaven

Posted by Banjo Mountain on Friday, September 19, 2008

Well my grandfather, John A. Ritchie Sr., passed away Wednesday September 17 while resting peacefully in the hospital. He was a big bluegrass and old country music fan. Always liked to hear me and my Dad pick bluegrass. Everytime we'd go visit him, he'd always asked if we brought our instruments. He grew up and lived in rural North Carolina where bluegrass and country were popular. I'll miss him for sure, but I know that one day I will see him again in Heaven with the Lord.

RIP "Paw Paw" John A. Ritchie Sr., 1933-2008.



5 comments on “Paw Paw goes to Heaven”

banjotef Says:
Friday, September 19, 2008 @1:40:59 PM

Please accept our condolences.    I bet he left a lot of good memories!  

robin jones Says:
Friday, September 19, 2008 @1:41:19 PM

Sorry to hear about your granddad. As I've gotten older I've wished I could have spent more time around both of mine. I know I'd have been a better man for it. I too look forward to seeing them again. Take care.

joemac Says:
Friday, September 19, 2008 @2:10:51 PM

Bless you Jack, i lost both mine when i was still young, keep picking...he will be listening.

twayneking Says:
Friday, September 19, 2008 @11:20:20 PM

It's been 20 years and I still miss my Grandpa.  Doesn't seem right he's not propped up in that old recliner with his harmonica...

DandyRandy Says:
Saturday, September 20, 2008 @6:58:30 AM

Sorry to hear that, but glad he went peacefully. Sounds like he was a good Paw Paw. I don't think we always realize how much influence we have on other's lives.

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