Today has been a pretty rough day. My wife's grandfather passed away this morning. He was a tremendous man. He was a great father and grandfather, and a devoted husband who has taken care of his wife and made good on the promise "for better or for worse." My wife's grandmother has been homebound for many years now and Grandpa was faithful to her all those days.
He was also ornery. One of my favorite sayings of his was "Different Prices, Different People, Different Days." If you showed up to buy something, it might just depend on how he was feeling - and more important - how he felt about you as to what price you would get. He never liked being told what he was going to do - especially by the government. He had great taste in TV shows. He loved WKRP and Andy Griffith. He had high standards. He wanted things done a certain way. And he would work with you until you did it "right."
He loved to talk about theology and politics. He always had a story and a joke on hand. This life just won't be the same without him.
We miss you Grandpa. We hope to see you soon.