A great man was born this day…

John Stanley Green


April 13, 1922, the day the world was first introduced to John Stanley Green.

A wonderful, thoughtful, loving man – who cherished his family and was a true friend to all who met him.

He was a son, brother, friend, husband, father and grandfather.

He was gentle and kind. He was determined and stubborn.

He was a veteran. He was an employee and boss.

He was an artist, carver and photographer.

He loved life and all that it brought to him.

He was a dreamer. He was a believer.



Popa & me the summer of 1979, I think.


He was my rock. My favourite. My biggest supporter. He was my role model.

He was my grandfather but really, in my heart, he was my father.


On this day I celebrate the gift that was given to the world and all who knew him. I celebrate the fact that he was a part of my life.

On this day, I miss him with every ounce of my soul and am grateful that I can see him everyday in the eyes of  my children.

Love you Popa, Happy Birthday.


About Jen Black

Jennifer is a stay at home mom of three raising her family with her "agvocating" husband on a farm in Huron County, Ontario. She is a designer, photographer, Social Media junkie and blogger. Her former life included advertising, marketing, and life in the big city. You can follow her on twitter @jennileeblack

Posted on April 13, 2011, in Just my thoughts and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. He is with us each and ever day, guiding us along this path.

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