Dad was richly blessed in his life, but mostly through hard work, patience and generosity. These characteristics he has passed on to his extended family. I am grateful he lived to see his children grown to adulthood, married and knew many of his grandchildren. The grandchildren were a highlight of his life. There was nothing he would not do for them or his children for that matter. Truly he is proud of what we accomplished in our lives. As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week we have much to be grateful for.