Mr. PocketsMy family met up over the weekend, and with my brother, sister-in-law and nephew living in Tucson, it's rare that we all get together. While eating and laughing together, we told stories and reminisced about good times; one story in particular came up about my grandpa, and with the 5th year anniversary of his passing having just gone by, I thought it would be appropriate to share.
My grandpa used to be a principal of a school in southern California, and I wish that I had been a student there because stories of him as a principal sounded like so much fun. He used to dress up and surprise all of the kids, and randomly visit all of the classes to see the kids and be involved. One fun thing he used to do to entertain kids was dress up as "Mr. Pockets" and visit the classrooms. He had this awesome homemade coat that had tons of little pockets sewn into it, where he hid little treasures for them to discover.
P.S. If you were lucky enough to have met my grandpa, please feel free to post a comment with your favorite memory of him. It would mean so much to me and I would love to share it with my grandmother.