Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Grady Tunnell

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.


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