Yesterday at about 11:00 am my Grandfather went to be with his Lord. He was 85. He suffered from throat cancer AND lung cancer. He had a full life. I went to Flint Last weekend to visit with him and he seemed fine. The Nurse last week had said 4 weeks and then on Mon said 2 weeks. So we have been preparing for this. All his children were in the house. He just slipped away in peace. We are all thankful for that. My greatest memory was growing up and one time in particular my family visited them in Paradise, Michigan. He and my grandmother took me out on a lake fishing. If I remember correctly we caught enough bluegill and perch to feed a small army. So as a tribute to hiim and that memory. I have another wooden hook that I made that will be laid to rest with him. He is also a WWII vet. He will be missed.
-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI