Today marks the 16th Anniversary of the death of my Grandpa Ed (Dad's father). I was in third grade at the time when he passed away, and remember very little about him, but the memories shared with me from Grandma L. and my father, remain with me.
It's hard to miss a person you never really knew, but I lament the fact that I never had the opportunity.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
Requiescat in pace.