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Best Grandfather A Boy Could Ask For

My grandfather passed last week. He had a good life and went quietly at 94-years-of-age. I can only hope that I have such a long life and leave so many people with fond memories. Tomorrow is the funeral and I said I'd like to say a few words... but now that it's crunch time I'm coming up empty. Lots of memories and fond thoughts, but nothing that really formats itself nicely into a memorial. I'm half tempted to just go from the hip and see what comes out; but I have a tendency to ramble and I'm not the only one speaking so I don't want to ramble on. I need something short, sweet, and ideally, something that'll make folks cry. Making folks cry at a funeral usually means you've hit your mark. So I've come up with some of my most vivid memories surrounding him and admittedly this is a purely personal list. Now all I've got to do is weave this into something good. Slingshots made out of tree branches and bicycle tire tubes Fishing, catching fish,

Long Weekend Recap

The weekend was long, this recap, not so much. Kirra, who's moved back with us, went away for the weekend. I don't know what she did or where she went... does it really matter... probably not, hell, she's 21. She can do what she wants. Tasha and I didn't do much. We went and saw Prince of Persia on Saturday. Not a great movie, but it was what it was, an action movie based on a video game. And I think for that it did what it set out to do pretty well. Lots of jumping around. Lots of sword fighting. Lots of CGI. It's not going to win any awards, but I thought it captured the game nicely. I'd see the next one, if the make another. Sunday, Tasha's friend Jen came over and visited for a bit. We had some leisure time and there's nothing wrong with that.