He would have been 100 years old tomorrow. Here he is as a 4 month old baby with his mother.
He was a wonderful grandfather. He loved his Fairchild airplane, and I love going on flights with him and going to air shows.
He loved hiking and photography, and we loved hiking with him and seeing his photographs.
Ho loved his cabin, and we loved going there too.
And he loved hosting family gatherings. He usually made Old Fashioneds except at Christmas when he made Egg Nog. He made non-alcoholics ones for us kids and alcoholic ones for the adults.
Later in his life, I asked him to share his Old Fashioned recipe. Tom, my husband, wrote it down in his survey notebook. I am so glad we got it written down.
So here is to my grampa. I will miss his tribute/party tomorrow because I have to work so I am sipping an Old Fashioned tonight and remembering and missing him.