My grandpa, soon to be 98 years old, is an anomaly of sorts. This attribute which leaves him somewhat undefinable, is actually revealing and telling of his personality. In his quirkiness there is reason, and in his elusiveness there is explanation. In this book, I share his affect on me, with you. At times that affect provokes laughter, and at other times anguish.
I wrote this book because Grandpa's story, or my story about him, should be told while he is still alive on this earth. There was something inside of me beckoning me to write this book about him. What started out as a passing fancy, turned into a need to illuminate the man behind this long-lived life.
We all want a purpose in our lives, and mine for a year and a half was to get to the inner core of my grandpa's being, and to share that with you. I hope I have done him justice. Enjoy the story!