Grandpa, Gramps, Granddad, Thomas C. Lyons Jr...Whatever we would've called you, it would've been perfect. We'd be wishing you a happy 81st birthday, complete with homemade cards and a box made cake right about now.
But. We're not, and it's as simple as that. Instead, we're left with questions...questions that will never be answered until we see you again, but that's OK. For now, we can ponder those questions and make up answers on our own, like: "I wonder if I'd look like you?" Probably. Dad looks JUST like you, and I look JUST like him, so it's possible. "Would Dad look and talk and walk like you? Again, probably.
I miss you. WE miss you, and I can't wait to meet you on that day. Happy birthday Grandpa.
For those of you readers that don't know, Dad's dad died when he was 13 just after they came back from Africa, where they lived overseas for 3-4 yrs. Therefore, none of the grandkids got to meet him. But we have pictures and wonderful stories to tide us over until we do get to meet him for the very 1st time.