Sep 17, 2007

Alton Gale Witcher

I am writing from Oklahoma. I am on an unplanned trip. On Thursday the 13Th I received a call that my grandfather passed away. I quickly got on the Internet and found out that the only flight left for the day left in 3 1/2 hours so I bought the tickets and packed fast. I brought the three kids because Cory is in Lubbock.
The funeral was on Saturday. My dad preached and did a wonderful job of remembering my grandad and his great characteristics. He was a very good man who loved people. He loved honesly and fairness. Wish you all could have known him.
There wasn't much time between his passing and his funeral but still so many people from around the world found out about it. I am very thankful for the many people who have shown love to my family during this time. I received a phone call today from Mexico and it was a great blessing to me. We were very blessed by the group from Yukon that attended the funeral. There were three carloads from Yukon and I can not express how grateful I am to you guys for the love you have showed our family the past 29 years and especially this week. God has truly blessed us through you.
I will be in the states until the 26Th. I figured if I was going to buy three plain tickets I was going to make it worthwhile. I will be going to Tulsa on Wed or Thursday to spend some time with my sister and her family. They are in a new house that I am super excited to see. My one year old niece is going to ditch daycare and spend the day with me - I can't wait.
Please say a special prayer for my grandmother. She has been surrounded (literally) by a lot of family. There are 9 of us that are still staying at her house this week. After this week everyone will go back to Croatia, Tulsa, South Dakota, and Mexico. She will be left with no family any where near. She has some great friends but they are ALL sick, having surgeries, loosing relatives of their own, or have sick spouses. Pray that God will give her strength.
My grandfather will be greatly missed. Even Josiah was so sad when he found out. He said to me "I am really sad that Grandad died. We had a lot of fun together. He called me Curly (that was their nickname for each other"



I'm so sorry about your loss. I pray God will comfort you guys during this time....

Lucy McDougle said...

We are praying for you all. I am glad you were able to visit family and attend the funeral. I hope you have lots of fun in Tulsa with your sister, Elizabeth, and Jeremy. Love to you all....

April said...

Hi Toni,
I don't know if you remember me, but this is April (Wooldridge) Everhart from Yukon. I found your blog and have enjoyed reading about what you are doing in Mexico. I wanted to say that I was sorry to hear about your grandfather. I will be praying for your family.

Jessica L. Johnson said...

Hey, I'm sorry to hear about your Grandad. We have been praying for you guys. I hope you have a safe trip back.


AussieinAmerica said...

Hi Toni,
I wonder if you remember me...Stacy from Sunset. Married to Ty. I was the Australian.

I visited a friend's blog (from Sunset) a few days ago and somehow ended up here.

Sorry about your Grandfather. He sounds like a wonderful man. I'm glad you were able to get to Oklahoma so fast.

It has been fun to read about your family and the adventures you are having in Mexico.

Your kids are so cute!!!

Take care and have a safe trip home.
P.S. If you would like to see what we have been doing you can visit my blog:

Carolyn said...


So sorry to hear about your granddad. I am glad you got to go back and be with your family.

On a much less important note...I tagged you. It's some blog game going around and I am too non-confrontational to stop it. Ha! So play. Check my blog for rules.

Love ya,

Lucy McDougle said...

P.S. I still can't believe you packed and were on a plane in less than 3 hours. Amazing!