The Greatest Generation Loses a Mighty Fine Member

I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of living. – Jack Dodson My grandfather had SO many sayings, but this one has always stuck with me. His message was simple: he wanted to be living life – like really living it – until the very end. Looks like he got his wish. Last Thursday, I…

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A Hero’s Day in the Spotlight

In my book, he’s always been a hero. Now, the French government agrees. Those of you that follow me on Facebook and Instagram saw the photos and articles I posted about a pretty great 4th of July holiday. My grandfather is a WWII veteran and received the French Legion of Honor Award aboard Battleship Texas.…

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90 Years Young

Y’all know how much I like to party. Earlier this year, my mom had the brilliant idea to throw her dad (my grandfather) a surprise 90th birthday party. It had all the feels. He knew a few family members were coming, but he had no idea nearly 100 people would show up and help him…

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87 Years Young

Today, my grandfather celebrates his 87th birthday. And I think that’s awesome. He’s in great health, still gives great advice and adores college football as much as I do. We were blessed to spend the day with him yesterday. There are so many things I love about my grandfather, but I think it came be…

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The Greats Come to Visit

A couple of weeks ago, my grandparents came to visit.  Or, as the kids call them, “Great Papa” and “Great Betty.”  It is always wonderful to have them here and it’s a beautiful reminder to be thankful.  My grandfather is famous for replying, when asked how he is, “I’m alive to celebrate another day.”  It…

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