December 16, 2018
30 years ago, it was 1989—I was four, and my parents had just had my brother.
My Grandfather Walter, always the saver: "These kids are gonna need the dough someday".
My grandfather grew rhubarb in his yard, fought the Nazis in World War II, and made a living keeping the boilers going at Stauffer Chemical. It was a privilege knowing him as well as I did, and I'll be proud if I turn out to be even half the man he was.