Sadly, my grandfather passed away this weekend after 102 1/2 incredible years! We are so lucky to have had him as a role model and patriarch of our family.
I am grateful for all of the stories he has shared and lessons he has taught us.
My grandpa lived every day like it was his birthday. He respected others, invested in his community, and let the little things go! In my 33 years, I have watched him age with grace, staying active and involved in our family. I am deeply honored to be able to call him my grandfather.
You may remember that my family has a beautiful way of making the most of every situation, celebrating a life well lived with stories and love, even during the saddest times. Tuesday morning, we are off to New York. Already, it is looking like quite the adventure. My mom is in Florida, my brother in Vegas, a snow storm on the east coast, and my dad, the BOY, my sister in law and I will be tackling our first long car trip together.
It will feel good to gather as a family and celebrate this special man!
We love you Grandpa Al and will always remember your kindness and zest for life!