I became father twice more and for the next 25 years raised my children as best as we could. They moved where I moved, they became pawns of my follies and they were delivered into my world to be made adults who not only carry the family tradition but values that impact their peers and society. My key advice to them all is make society a better place by their presence.
Today I wore two titles. This morning my older grandchildren called up to wish me Happy Grandfather's Day. It was a sweet feeling that I know I will enjoy year after year. The upbringing of our children has led to the filial upbringing of their children. My wife and I are truly blessed to have our six grandchildren. They will be our gems we wear upon our crowns in old age.