February 18th, 2009

cap, captain miss america

Sometimes, Things Happen That Are Momentous.

I have a lot of things brewing in my head to post about, but this is much more important.

My grandfather is 88 years old. He will be 89 in July.

He was born in 1920 on a farm that didn't have plumbing or electricity.
He served as a Navy Airedale during World War II on the USS Franklin, a ship that bore his own name. The Franklin survived two naval disasters-- he was on the ship for both.

Five years ago, he was completely blind in both eyes. A year ago, he had a surgery to recover his sight in one of them.

Today, he got his first computer.