Happy Monday!! 2.28.2011 R.I.P. Grandpa Dale

It is with mixed emotions that I write to you today to let you know the world lost an amazing man last night. You won't hear about it on the news ....nor will they put his picture on the screen at any of next years awards shows as they pay tribute to the great people we lost in 2011....and though it's deserved, a flag will not be lowered in his honor, to pay respects to him for serving our country.

 

And....you probably guessed, the President will not be interrupting your T.V. Program this evening to ask for a moment of silence..........see.......he was a simple man.....one of the many millions upon millions of “UNKNOWN” hero's in our world. I'm sure you hold a man or woman like him close to your heart as my family does.

 

He was the husband of my amazing Grandmother, Ernestine (R.I.P).

 

He was a father to my beautiful mother Vicki, my Uncle Steve and Uncle Jim.....

 

He was my fishin' buddy back when I was just a boy (the 4-5 times we went)........

 

He was a man that served for our country (yes, he even fell off the aircraft carrier)......

 

He was my role model (minus all the cigarettes he smoked).......

 

He was a man with few words to say, but what he said resonated.....

 

He was a great neighbor always ready to help a friend....

 

He was the man who took us to Pic-a-dilly every time the family got together so I could get the yummy JELLO SQUARES..... ;-)

 

He was my friend....He was my HERO.....

 

He was....Grandpa Dale.

 

To pay tribute to Grandpa, I just uploaded a song that I'd like for you to have.  It's called  “What life is..." and was written after having a nice visit with him a few years back......may his words bless you as they did me.

 

Click here to listen: http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_7489729

 

I also posted my Happy Friday Email "HIStory" that went out Sept. 2010 after visiting with Grandpa. 

 

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Be blessed in all you do...

Be love and love will surround you...

Inspire...

 

Lastly, call your Grandpa.... ;-)

 

Love,

 

Ryan