My Grandfather - Aaron Williams
by Veela Ammons on Monday, October 5, 2009 at 6:23am
Yesterday I wanted to put a picture up of me and my Grandfather. He made it to see his 88th birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday Grandfather!!! When I was about 5 I went to Las Vegas to live with my Grandfather. Because my parents divorce was so nasty I lived there for over a year. It was a little confusing for me. But Grandfather would get me up for school, dress me, and comb my hair. My Grandfather was County Commissioner at the time; so this was no easy feat for him. I even remember drawing and coloring while he met and had hearings with the other Commissioners.
My Grandfather was so smart that he graduated early from high school and stayed and taught his classmates. He has been Mayor of North Las Vegas and was asked at one point to run for Lt. Governor of Nevada. Before moving to Vegas he was in Detroit and owned a grocery store and apartment buildings. See where I get it from? Without trying he has influenced my life. He is the man I admire most. Simple but God-fearing. I wanted some information on Grandfather and he said he no longer had some of the materials. He nonchalantly told me if I wanted information on him I could check with University of North Las Vegas. lol
He is still one of my favorite people in the whole world. He still lives in North Las Vegas in the same pink house. My Grandfather has walked with Kings, but he would never tell you that. He's too modest. Thank you God for my Grandfather who took care of me when my Mother and Father couldn't.
PS My Grandfather was offered a full scholarship to Prairie A & M University, but didn't receive support to pursue his education. He opted to enlist in the military and was in the service until the beginning of the Korean War. In my Granfather's day it was most important to take care of your family and serve your country. My Mother is a Daddy's Girl and I can see why.