I thought I would share a couple of thoughts about my Grandpa. He has lived a long, hard life. He is amazingly humble despite some of the experiences he has endured. While I would not know how to handle losing my family as a 4-year-old, he appears to have handled it well. I do not think I would handle well the hardship of war, but he dealt with it and moved on with his life. He struggled to provide for a family, especially the needs of a daughter with physical and mental handicaps, but spent over 50 years in her service. Now he has lost his wife (6 years ago) and he still manages to keep a full garden, serve in the temple, and regularly visit individuals in the hospital, in his community, and old-folks homes. I hope I am going just as strong when I am 90 (in February 2011).Somebody noticed his life of service and rewarded him for it. Here are a couple of pictures from an award ceremony at the University of Utah last November.
Somebody also noticed in Plain City and Farr West and both cities recognized him as an Honorary Citizen. These are some pictures from the 4th of July Parade for Plain City. Farr West honored him at the 24th of July Parade.
Keep up the great work Grandpa. You are a great example and my hero.