Grandpa the Prolific
by Nathan Dufresne
In his youth, my Grandfather, who passed away early morning Dec. 10th, was a: geophysicist, genealogist, father of nine, faithful husband, non-drinker, non-smoker, great singer, bear-hugger, lover of the great literature. Even though his last years were spent bedridden from a stroke, and though dementia tormented him especially in the final times, he still, somehow, believed in God.
I myself am a young man, with weak faith in higher powers, but seeing my Grandpa make the sign of the cross before he began his sad meals at the rest home...It changed me, somehow, and I don't know any other way to put it.
I love you Grandpa, the memory of your strong embrace is what will remain in my heart.