The song “Simple Man” by Hank Williams Jr is the perfect example of how my grandpa lived his life. My grandpa was a simple kind of man he did not own expensive cars or big houses. He wanted things to be as simple as possible just so he had more time and money for his family. He would say that troubles will come but they will pass quickly, he was very right about that. When I was around 15 and looking for my first job he told me to find something that I loved and understood, if I didn’t I would not enjoy my job much.
I am sure each and every one of you here today has something special to share about how my grandpa touched your life. I have a story I would like to share. Right after Grandpa got sick and was told he had to be on the oxygen tank full time, he slowed down on doing things around the house and just let everyone else take care of the big things. I had came to Hardford City to visit my grandma and grandpa on a cloudy Sunday afternoon, every time I was on my way my grandpa would meet me outside and give me a big hug and ask me how my drive was. This visit was much different than the others, he did not come to the door and my grandma was drinking her coffee and did not hear us at the door. I walked in and my grandma said “shhhh your grandpa says he is busy watching a movie” I just laughed because my grandpa never watched T.V. My grandma said the since he had been on the oxygen tank all he does is watch T.V. So we sat down and visit with my grandma for a little while. Then I heard the T.V. shut off. My grandpa walked out and said “WOW I did not know you were here, how was your drive”. I just laughed and asked him how his movie was; he sat down and told me that I needed to get a Wilson. I was like a Wilson, what is that? He told me that I needed to watch the movie “Cast Away” with Tom Hanks, to understand what he was talking about. He told me that if I got a Wilson I would never be lonely. I just looked at him and said ok...
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