"Oh, it was Trent's." I say matter of fact. "He painted it blue."
Chuckling he says, "Oh Trent! I love Trent and this blue truck!"
"Me too!" I respond with a sigh and a slight smile.
"These were all Trent's toys, right?" He asks
"Yep! Now your playing with them." I answer.
"Why did you keep them, Grandma?" Kasen continues to inquire.
"Just in case I had a grandson that wanted to come over and play." I reply back.
Kasen nods his head. "Look this combine has broken wheels! What happened to it?" He continues.
"Oh, Trent probably was rough on it and it broke." I respond.
Kasen nods his head again. "Silly Trent!"
I continue to rock slowly in my chair watching Kasen play with Trent's farm toys on the living room floor. I stop suddenly. Kasen starts singing..."He just takes the tractor another round...
And pulls the plow across the ground... And sends up another prayer...Another round...." "That was Trent's favorite song," I say to my grandson. "Mine too!" He replies back with a smile as if he already knew.
Kasen's Uncle Trent passed away in 2008, four years before he was born. "Amarillo Sky" by Jason Aldean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc823UD0LeU was Trent's favorite song and we played it at his funeral. It warms my heart that even though Kasen never met Trent he knows him and he will always carry him in his heart.