“And I used to say when we would go to workshops for Residential school and we had to go around the table, and I’d say…I heard the most beautiful word today, a word I never heard in Residential school…”Grandpa”.

That’s the thing I cherish. Having to hear my grandchildren call me that.”

Hesquiaht Elder, Patrick Charleson Jr

Photography: Donovan Williams, Jacine Charleson, Kevin Charleson, Patrick Charleson IV, Rakaylyn Charleson

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2 Responses to Grandpa

  1. ballgrrl says:


  2. Lisa Sabbas says:

    i so agree, Pat Jr……Grandchildren are so precious..and we are so gifted with the wealth of grandchildren….to treasure and LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY

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