Jake’s Moving and Storage: How It All Came to Be

My grandad chose the Ellis Island route during his first ever journey to this marvelous country. He was once a child, raised by the strictest of parents. You could see it all in the pictures. When you viewed the photographs, you would think that smiling was beyond the capabilities of this young man. He was a good person nonetheless, despite his upbringing.

Sam fell ill from pneumonia and was then discharged from the Navy because of it. When a disease becomes so drastic that a portion of one’s lung has to be removed, you definitely can’t help but be concerned. Not long after this happened, however, the guy was able to adjust perfectly with life. The challenges of getting old were definitely taking its toll but he remained determined to make a life for himself.

My grandmother definitely brought grandad to his knees because of her intelligence, wit, and beauty. All it took was him looking at her to know she was the one. He told his close friend that he was going to be marrying the girl.

The story touched us in so many ways. On the foot of our grandad’s bed was where were told of this amazing story. His pneumonia was in full force yet again and this time we knew it would be so much worse.

We were sad, yes, but such is the way of the world which we’ve come to accept. My grandfather was strong and he would soon be journeying to a happier place – one that was free from pain and suffering.

It was almost a decade ago when my grandmother passed. High Point Furniture Market, the place where they used to stay, had become our home. As salesmen made use of our homes as rentals, we were living our lives in our grandparent’s house. Prom night preparations were done in my mom’s old room. Months later, my mother suffered a heart attack. She was buried on Mother’s Day much to our dismay.

My grandad was a Catholic through and through. However, despite that he and my grandmother decided to become Methodists after they married. The family heritage lives to this in me and my babies.

My grandparents then started searching for a place to live. Jake’s Moving & Storage didn’t exist back then so they had to make do of what they had. Logistical solutions were made by none other than my grandparents themselves. The moving process is a great way for you to get to know who you are and who your spouse is. My grandma’s home was then chosen as the place where they would soon grow their family.