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Corp Melvin Frank Johnson, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 7, 1901
Superior
Douglas County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1976
Yuma
Yuma County
Arizona, USA

My grampa...

I have so many wonderful memories with my grampa. One that stands out in my mind is sitting under his pecan tree cracking nuts and filling a coffee can for my mom to bring home... this would ensure that she would make Christmas cookies for Grampa and send them to him... yes, it was a bribe. My mom makes the best Christmas cookies. Grampa taught me that it was "real important to keep your energy up while working at cracking these nuts." He said that the "two for me, one for the can method works best for this." So for every one we put in the can, we got to eat two... until mom would catch us and playfully yell because we were eating more than we were keeping.

He also taught me that ice cream really was important to have in a well-balanced diet... its a dairy product. When we added a big scoop of ice cream to a slice of apple pie and sprinkled our pecans on top, now that's a well balanced meal... protein, dairy, carbs (crust), and fruit (apples). I LOVE his way of thinking! Ice cream is still my favorite treat and I have to say, I can't eat it without thinking about how I'd sit on Grampa's lap indulging in a large bowl of it with him.

He also said a small glass of prune juice each day was good for a person; and I used to drink one with him each morning when we visited. I'd pretend to like it because I wanted to be "just like him". Grampa, I did keep up with the ice cream eating, but I'm sorry... I just can't like prune juice. I've tried and I can't do it.

I love you Grampa and miss you dearly!
 
 
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 Parents:
  Christ Johnson (____ - 1942)
  Augusta Albertina Andersson Spellum (1877 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Josepha Helen Kennebeck Johnson (1902 - 1981)
 
 Children:
  Richard Anthony Johnson (1928 - 2009)*
  Donna Marie Johnson Matten (1939 - 1964)*
 
 Siblings:
  Arthur Casper Johnson (1896 - 1934)*
  Ralph C Johnson (1900 - 1918)*
  Melvin Frank Johnson (1901 - 1976)
  Clarence William Johnson (1903 - 1976)*
  Elmer L Johnson (1906 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Desert Lawn Memorial Park
Yuma
Yuma County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: Laura (Matten-Johnson) S...
Record added: Dec 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32127524
Corp Melvin Frank Johnson, Sr
Added by: Laura (Matten-Johnson) Segrin
 
Corp Melvin Frank Johnson, Sr
Added by: Laura (Matten-Johnson) Segrin
 
Corp Melvin Frank Johnson, Sr
Added by: Laura (Matten-Johnson) Segrin
 
 
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Happy Birthday Grandpa! Love you & miss you!
- Marilyn
 Added: Feb. 7, 2015

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: May. 7, 2014
♥❤♡ H♥PpY v❤lEnTiNe'S d♥Y❣ ♡❤♥
- Diane Jane (Murphy) Harris
 Added: Feb. 13, 2014
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