This story is about my grandpa’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Hope you enjoy. It was a hard piece to write!
Grandpa was a strong man who always wore his heart on his sleeve. He worked hard every day and after 30 years of employment at General Motors, he was forced to retire. That still did not stop him, he kept doing the things he loved, repairing and tinkering with all sorts of machinery and engines of all kinds. He would spend most of his day in his garage repairing things that the neighbors would need to fix. He was always tinkering with something, always on the go and his mind was constantly thinking of ways to improve something.
When I was a kid, he and I would play in the orchard between our houses together. He and I were glued to the hips and most people will tell you that I was Grandpa’s girl. Looking back, I remember him rescuing me out of the apple trees when I would climb…
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