Alexander Kwamina Sagoe (AKS) – my maternal grandpa was a great man. My sisters and I loved spending time with him. From as far back as I can remember, my parents dropped us off at our grandparents quite often. Grandma was a nurse, so she wasn’t always home and so Grandpa spoiled us rotten.
We always looked forward to Granps picking us up from school. It was always fun, filled with stories of how he used to race my uncles to the car when he picked them up in primary school…. The best part? He was a sweet tooth. This meant he would buy us baba dudu, eclairs or buttermint on the way home (he always had a stash of sweets in his room too).
Grandpa dearest was very articulate (probably the most articulate person I have ever met). We filled crossword puzzles, read Shakespeare’s books, talked about English literature and argued about how to pronounce words.
My grandfather was passionate about cricket and he took my siblings and I to the field a few times, talking to us about an Indian lady who could teach us how to play. LOL! this fell on deaf ears, my sisters and I were not interested. We were however interested in other sports and he encouraged this.
Grandps hated noise but my younger sister made sure he got over this. HAHA, he started referring to her as his noise maker. He had a few close friends who he cherished (even though they argued quite often, we found this intriguing).
Grandpa thought the world of his grandchildren and so he would show up at school functions- plays, graduations… He was always there. Our best MAN our number 1 cheerleader.
I miss the good old days when Grandpa picked us up from school, when he bought us treats, when we ate dry garri mixed with sugar with him (this did not please my mum), when he made us fried bread, when we sat with him at church on Sundays…. I will always cherish the fun moments we shared Granps.
It’s a shame your great grandchildren didn’t get to meet the most amazing man ever – fun, loving, strict, softhearted, intelligent…
I will always LOVE YOU my favourite man❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Forever loved –
Alexander Kwamina Sagoe
30 October 1926 to 11 July 2003