Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Arthur Henry Mitchell

This is a picture of my grandfather taken at my wedding shortly before he passed away.He fought in two world wars and was missing in action for as long as it took for him and a few other men to fight their way across Europe, from Normandy, where they missed the boats that were sent for the evacuation of the soldiers, to Sweden where they hitched a ride with a fisherman who kindly took them home to England.  We have been so fortunate to grow up in the world they made safer for us by their sacrifices. A true gentleman in every sense of the word and still missed and loved after all this time.
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7 comments:

pattas said...

Love family History, Geneology is a facinating subject.. Thanks for sharing a little of your families history........:)

Clara said...

What a lovely post! He was truly special to stay so fondly in your heart.

Teen2 said...

Hi Pat and Clara, thanks for the comment. Always feel that not many men measure up to his standard these days. A bit sad i think.. :))

glor said...

What a lovely post. A true gentleman, we don't hear this so much anymore. Bless him and all those who so bravely thought of others first. You were blessed with such a grandfather, I can only imagine how much you do miss him. I am sure he watches over you now as he did here. Blessings.

Teen2 said...

Thank you Gloria, i agree with all your sentiments completely. blessings to you also.. :))

Maria said...

What an amazing story - I hope someone has written it up - especially before it gets lost and forgotten. These are the stories that captured my interest in genealogy, but I had no family alive to hear them from

Teen2 said...

Hi Maria, I think that 'someone' may have to be me as i am the oldest grandchild, the next is 9 years younger and didn't grow up on the stories that i heard. ( mm.. you know what they say about little pigs having big ears lol..)There is no one else who can realate these stories apart from me unfortunately.