Sorry to hear about your grandpa. I think he was living in England and you made a point of visiting whenever you could?
He was lucky to have such a fine granddaughter.
Thanks, Peter. this is actually the other grandfather, who lived in Michigan. Also a wonderful man, full of humor and kindness, who loved teaching. He was the one who built a house in Vermont, and imbued my mom with her love of mountains and New England forests.
Sorry for your loss, Alex. Vermont residents are special people. :-)