P is for Pop!

I just returned last night from a week in Southern California. This is my dear old Pop. He is 92 years old and he is living with my sister Kathy and her family. We had lunch together on Sunday and enjoyed some story telling from him on his family’s escape out of Russia to Persia in the early 30’s and his time living in Iran before he, my mom and sister Kathy immigrated to the U.S.A. I provided dessert for our meal together which happened to be a pastry ring that looked a lot like this Bear Claw Pastry I bought from the same bakery on Saturday morning on my way to the hospital to see my BIL. Proof is in the Pudding on my re-fluffing.

The name of this bakery caught my eye because of Pondside’s name for her husband on her blog…The Great Dane!

My Pop had stood up from the table to go get more comfortable as my sister opened the box that the pastry ring came in and he looked at it and promptly sat down again saying “Oh!” He really enjoyed the pastry with soft yummy dough like my mom used to bake.

Since we are on the letter P for ABC Wednesday started by Mrs. Nesbitt and carried on by Roger and the ABC team here are a few more P’s I encountered in Southern California.

I was staying with my sister Vera in Huntington Beach and took a walk down to the beach my last morning in town where these palm trees line PCH (Pacific Coast Highway).

My BIL is still in very serious condition and I thank you for your prayers, a very powerful P word. Prayers are supporting my BIL, sister and their children as they pass through this storm. In the midst of the storm God is our Peace.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27 (ESV)

19 thoughts on “P is for Pop!

  1. Hello Ellen

    How wonderful to see the both of you and how blessed you are to still have him around and be able to visit him!! Hope that will be able for long time to come too!

    Have a nice abc-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  2. You are lucky to still have your Pop! Both my parents are gone now and at times I feel their presence. Enjoy your time with him as long as possible and get lots of stories of his life. My Dad didn’t really talk about his time in WW2 until just months before he passed away. I also think of you and your BIL and do pray that this storm will pass.

    Leslie
    abcw team

  3. Love all your P words, but that last one, Peace, is my favorite. We can only have Peace if we let God pilot us through the storms of life. Praying peace for your family as you go through this storm together.

  4. That’s what I did, 3 weeks ago in Southern Calif. – taking as many pics of palms, because where I live now, they’re not all that common! Some people here in the US have amazing stories how they came here!

  5. Glad to hear you are safely back home. Great pic of your Dad! What a life story he has to have escaped from Russia, lived in the Middle East, etc.! All of your P photos are great–my son, who lives in SoCal now knows that when he sends me a photo of palm trees it always makes me happy:) Good, good verse–especially in these times.
    Blessings, Aimee

  6. Beautiful post Ellen – I’m so behind in reading and must go back to find out about your BIL – so sorry to hear that he is ill. Your Pop is adorable and btw you look awesome too. “refluffing” is happening over here too – ugh.

  7. What a history your dad’s life has! It’s wonderful he still talks about it. I’m glad he has someone to live with now who cares for him and helps him. My dad (90) won’t leave his house and we wish he would be willing to; it would be safer.
    I hope your BIL gets stronger day by day.

  8. Your dad has given his blessings over and over…that beautiful photo looks just as if you are blessing him. So glad that you had the opportunity to visit, even though I know that there are other circumstances that are not so pleasant involved with this visit. Praying for your sister and her husband and family.

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