Sadly, my Grandpa passed away late Sunday night. He had been in pain for quite some while. Grandpa was one of Caden's biggest fans from the beginning. He loved reading the blog, and for quite some time he would print out each entry - till he realized how much color ink he would need ;-)
My favorite child hood memories of going to Grandma & Grandpa's was their basement (well half of it anyway - the other have had the scary doll in it). Grandpa's side of the basement was his man cave (I didn't know that term back then). Grandpa, my Dad and Uncles would watch sports down there, play poker and eat their snacks at Grandpa's bar. While us kids would play in Grandpa's phone booth and drink numerous Shasta Colas :-)
Grandpa was witty and funny! My all time favorite Grandpa Story: Several years ago I went into his back yard. His string beans (or peas, cant remember what they were) were growing quite nicely. I said, "Wow, Grandpa, look at how well your beans are growing". He replied with, "Ya, Trish, I've been giving them their Viagra" :-)
Grandma and Grandpa left quite the impression at Dan and I's wedding. They really knew how to have a good time ~ our friends talked about them for weeks after.
We love you Grandpa!