My Grandfather

My mothers father. Born in 1898. He was a kind soul and cool dude.

In 1972 I was headed to Florida in my Oldsmobile Cutlass. The day before the water pump went out. It cost $85 or some ungodly amount that I couldn't deal with.

Papa discretely slipped me two C notes with the instructions, "Do not tell your mother".

He made that trip and memory happen.

He was the definition of a gentleman.


Ken said...

Couple of C-notes would last me all summer traveling across the states in those days.