That’s why God in her wisdom invented Grandpas. They’ll take you places that you’d never see with your parents, who love you dearly but would never think to take you to the observation deck of the Terminal Tower let alone to Mass at St. John’s Cathedral. He taught them both the comfort of the church and the blessings of a quiet, and steady faithfulness. You always knew you were safe in his presence. My twins were very lucky getting a Grandpa like my Dad. He just loved them and enjoyed them so. And I like to think even now that he’s gone that every now and then he peeks through that veil and is just so pleased and proud of those two amazing and kind souls. I know I am.
Photo by Bill Spellacy circa Cleveland 1984