Hope y’all had a great weekend and are biting at the bit to start the new week. Well, at least happy to be getting back into the swing of things.
Hope you will all bear with me as I blog again about Grandfather George Randall. George wasn’t actually any blood relation to my husband or me, but he was a good friend. He lived with us for about 15-17 years, I can’t recall the exact number now. And when we moved East, George, being family to us by then, came with us.
After George died, Starr Miller, a good friend and reader, did some research on some of George’s acting parts, and so I thought I would share some good memories of Grandfather George once again.
Over to the left here is a picture taken of George and me when we were traveling back from the Stars in the Desert celebration. Although I don’t quite remember the date of this event, I believe is was somewhere in the late 90’s.
One would think I would remember his tribe, but I don’t exactly recall it. Goodness, I do have to work on my memory. I do believe that it might have been the Ojibway or Ojibwe tribe in the Northern Mid-West. George and I became friends when a friend of mine, Maria Ferrara, and I were working to establish a literacy project on the Blackfeet reservation. That’s when I was introduced to George.
Off to the left is another picture taken when George and I were at the Stars in the Desert event in New Mexico. And off to the right is a picture of George with Maria Ferrara when we were on the Blackfeet reservation in Montana.
The Following is a partial listing of some of George’s movies and television appearances. This partial list was put together by Starr Miller and her family — many, many thanks to Starr and family for their work on this.
The Magnificent Seven TV Series – In this TV Series, his part was Shamon
Off to the right here, is George — of course standing next to the pretty girl. We used to kid George that he had a girl in every port (so to speak). Indeed, once George told us a story about him patiently awaiting a bus, when a woman suddenly rushed up to him (one he didn’t know) and suddenly kissed him, right there in the street, stating she thought he was so handsome.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed the blog today. A friend of George’s in the Los Angeles area, is putting together a “Go Fund Me” page in order to help pay for George’s Memorial and burial — or in this case paying the fee to obtain his ashes, since cremation was George’s wish.
We miss George in many different ways. We don’t have the heart yet to go through all his things, and we still have the door to his room closed (as he liked it to be), in honor of him. We also know that George is in a good place, and will bring much joy to those wherever he may be.
Would love to hear any comments you have today on the blog, any memories you have of your elders, or grandparents or of your dearly departed loved ones. So be sure to come on in. Also, in honor of George, I’ll be giving away a paperback book of SOARING EAGLE’S EMBRACE, which is part of the Blackfoot Warrior Series. It was really while working on the literacy project on the Blackfeet reservation where my husband and I became friends with George.
Of course, all our rules for give-aways apply — they are listed here on our site over to the right of the page. But please do come on in and if you please, share some of your own thoughts and experiences with me.