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Jake’s Moving and Storage: How It All Came to Be

My grandad, ever the adventurer, chose the Ellis Island route when he journeyed to this country. He was once a child, raised by the strictest of parents. The pictures painted a thousand words, and you could see his life through them. When you viewed the photographs, you would think that smiling was beyond the capabilities of this young man. His upbringing nonetheless made him a good person, one could depend on.

After having contracted pneumonia, Sam was then discharged from the Navy. It truly was a lot worse than people would have expected because the guy had a portion of his lung removed. The guy, despite having gone through such horrors, was able to adjust to life in the best possible way. The challenges of growing old didn’t bother this individual as he was really determined to make a life for himself.

My grandma’s intelligence, charm, and beauty brought grandad to his knees in more ways than one. He looked at her from the other side of the room and just knew she was the one. He confidently told a friend of his that she was the person he was marrying.

This is truly an amazing story that touched our hearts in more ways than one. The whole family couldn’t wait to be told this story that they gathered on the foot of our grandad’s bed. Pneumonia was at it again and this time we kind of knew it would be worse.

Such is the way of the world and sometimes you simply have to accept it. We knew in our hearts that my grandfather was heading to a happier place – a place without pain and suffering.

It was almost a decade ago when my grandmother passed. High Point Furniture Market, the place where they used to stay, had become our home. As salesmen made use of our homes as rentals, we were living our lives in our grandparent’s house. My mother’s old bedroom was where I prepared for prom night. A couple of months later she suffered a heart attack. She was buried on Mother’s Day much to our dismay.

My grandad was a Catholic through and through. However, despite that he and my grandmother decided to become Methodists after they married. Me and my babies have, to this day, continued the family heritage.

The decision on where to live wasn’t lost on my grandparents. Jake’s Moving & Storage didn’t exist back then so they had to make do of what they had. Matters regarding logistics were made using the extent of knowledge my grandparents had. You need to know who you are and who you partner is and moving is one way for you to know that. My grandma’s home was then chosen as the place where they would soon grow their family.