My Grandfather James Evans

I know this isn’t related to real estate but I wanted to take a minute to write about my grandfather. He has been on my mind a lot lately. He passed away 1 and a half years ago and I was so fortunate to have him in my life for 28 years. The unusual thing is that my grandfather was only 50 years old when I was born and because he was semi retired we spent a lot of time together. Unfortunately my mother passed away when I was 11. I was an only child and my mom was my grandparents only child which made me the only son or grandson in a fairly small family. Because of this I spent a LOT of time with my grandparents. Lets be honest, I was spoiled! My grandfather and I did just about everything together.

In so many ways, my grandparents were like parents to me. When your young it isn’t the coolest thing to be hanging out with your grandparents all the time but it never bothered me.

My dad is an amazing dad and most of you may know him as Carlos Aguilar, the main guy within our real estate business. In so many ways I have been so lucky and I really hope that any young readers who may read this realize the value of spending time with and appreciating your elders. You only have so much time with them. Take advantage of it and and take in all of the wisdom they can offer you.

I know this is a bit of a random post but thank you for letting me take a minute to share it with you. James Albert Evans April 24, 1930-October 4th, 2008.

Thanks again for letting me share.

12 thoughts on “My Grandfather James Evans”

  1. I just came across your blog while doing some online research.

    What a lovely and inspiring post. It’s refreshing to hear such heart warming stories.

    I had a grandfather who seemed a lot like yours – the jolly type 🙂 Grandparents are the best! lol even though they can spoil you rotten lol

    Anyway, just thought I’d drop you a line to tell you that I loved reading your post.


    That photo of your grandfather in the Fred Flinstone t-shirt is the cutest thing 🙂

  2. San Diego Real Estate

    Thanks for stopping by and posting your comments.

    When I lost my mother I was only 11, she never wanted me to worry so she always told me things would be ok. I know she did her best to keep me positive. With my grandfather I really took advantage of all the time we had together. I knew it wouldn’t last forever and it was so nice being able to do all of the things we were able to do.

    Little things like talking about old family story’s and taking notes about the history of his family is something that not everyone is lucky enough to do. 🙂

  3. It feels great to hear your touching story about your grandpa. It makes me think about those wonderful times I had spent with my Grandpa. Without a shadow of a doubt, my grandfather was the single most influential person in my life. He was more than just my grandfather. He was my father figure, my mentor and I’m proud to say, my friend. I would also like to say that you do generate a lot of goodwill and inspiration.

  4. Alex, I really liked your idea of posting heart-touching information about your past and your grandfather…I have checked this website to know more about your grandfather :
    Being a real estate agent, we are too busy in writing posts about objectives things like houses and their decorations and sales in a specific states etc.. but rarely writes about our family members..

    I really enjoyed your post. Thank you….

    Kindest Regards,
    Preston Guyton

  5. Hey was looking out for some content on real estates and just out of curiosity came to peep in everything else section. Its really surprising to find such a heart touching content or kind of a personal blog on official website. I thought these official websites and business minded people only care about their business. But you changed my perception totally. This blog reminds me of my late grandapa. Grandpas are always the best. I could remember the days we used to hang out together and he used to save me from my parent’s scoldings.
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  6. I feel ya, man. My grandmother collapsed two weeks ago up in Vancouver, B.C. and the scans revealed she had lung and brain cancer…not nice. She’s an 86 year-old ball of fire and was just down here visiting for the X-mas holidays. Every year she and her 85-year-old best friend travel to different parts of the world….ON THEIR OWN!!

    She’s been a lifelong smoker so let this be a lesson to all you smokers out there….It WILL GET YOU EVENTUALLY. She was in such great shape with so much energy when I saw her last only a couple of months ago it is still hard to believe.

    They’ve given her less than a month to live, and I’m really bummed by this news. I’m going to fly up in the next couple of weeks and see her before she’s gone.

    I’m really gonna miss her.

  7. Your post made me a little nostalgic…As a child I’ve always spent my summers with my grandparents and it was a lot of fun. I still remember the taste of the home made jam made by my grandmother… I think that grandparents are a very important part in a child’s life, and i really can’t imagine my childhood without them.
    Very lovely pics!

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    I was lucky to have spent some time with my grandparents too before they passed away. Unfortunately, not as long as you, sir. My grandfathers on both sides doted on me and yes, like you, I was spoiled spoiled spoiled! One passed away when I was just 3 years old and the other one passed on when I was 11.
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  9. Spending time for our family specialy our mom and dad was a very good feeling. I always treasure all the memories I have with them. Having a heart to heart talk with them is want I really really love.

  10. You only have so much time with them.

    My sister died just about the same time. It was cancer and we knew it was coming so I had the good fortune to spend more time with her over the summer

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