Saturday, July 2, 2016

A Job Well Done

Several years ago, the countdown began. "June 2016," Grandpa would say. The date would bring his retirement and he was looking forward to it with the greatest excitement.  Not one to overly display emotions, his excitement was filtered, but we could all see the bright eyes and widened grin whenever he'd talk about it.

It called for a celebration, for sure, so we made the drive up to Utah - secretly - to surprise him with a retirement party.  Steve took him golfing while we arrived and helped set up the decorations and food.  We were all ready and waiting with our warmest exclamations of "surprise!" when he opened the door.

I don't know what it feels like to work hard to financially support a family for over 40 years, but he does. We are so proud of him and thankful for the safety and security he has maintained for his family throughout the years.

We love you, Grandpa!

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