Today would have been Grampie's birthday - I believe his 93rd. He passed away two months ago in Connecticut and when our family came together to honor him it was amazing to see his giant clan. Today I am going to celebrate the quarter of me that is Grampie. It is easy to do so by watching baseball or eating ice cream - two of his favorite pastimes. Rather, I am going to notice his best influences on my personal values. These include charity, contemplation and one-to-one connection.