I can't explain why, but I have really been missing my Grandpa lately. He died last year on October 16th after a long battle with COPD and emphysema. The diseases completely crippled him, but before they attacked, he was such a strong, capable and wonderful man. He loved going to estate sales and auctions, and could fix/build/make anything. He was a sweet Grandpa, and would tear up every time we came to visit. He never failed to tell us how much he loved us and how proud we made him.
I miss him dearly.