my great uncle Grady, the last living sibling to my grandmother Ruby, passed away last night. he was 98.
but the remarkable thing to me is that up until 5 weeks ago, he was ALIVE!! really living, not just getting older.
he still lived in his own home in New Mexico. took care of his house and yard. played golf 3 times a week and was on a senior bowling league. 2 years ago, he held the all-time high score in his age class for the bowling alley.
he was gracious, a true gentlemen. always reminded me a little of Fred Astaire. quick to smile, I will miss him. Saw him a couple of years ago and it was like no time had passed. hope it's the same when i see him again.
see you on the other side Grady. we'll go bowling for sure.