Alan R. Schummer
(Sherman oaks, CA)
My grandfather passed away on Tuesday October 9 2012.His name was Alan R. Schummer. My grandfather lived in San Diego and I live in Sherman Oaks so i didn't see him often.He and I were not close at all, but for some reason I am very upset about his passing. I wish i had knew him better for so many reasons. I always thought of him almost like a distant relative because we never bonded but now I want to know so much more about him and it's too late. I'll never have the chance to ask him about sports in particular the UCLA Bruins or his army stories. I'm sure he would have loved me asking those questions but now i never can. When we all went to dinner after the viewing my Mother, Grandmother and Uncle were all sharing different stories and it made me so sad that I could not contribute. I know he was hard to get to know and he never reached out to me but I know that in his own way he did love me and he was proud of me. I hope that he is happy now wherever he is and maybe one day I'll see him again. I guess the only thing I can do now is to cherish the three grandparents that I still have. Thank you all for reading my story. The most important thing in my opinion is family and grandparents should be listened too and respected.