Joe is my grandfather. Like most people, I did have two, but Herman passed when I was just a toddler and I have no real memories of him. Joe is the one I remember. He was always there from my childhood until just before my kids became adults of their own.
Yesterday one of my closest friends lost someone in her family that was a second mother to her. It was also the 12th anniversary of my father’s mother passing.
For me, this isn’t a sad day. I’ve dealt with it and have been able to move on. But I wanted to share how I coped with my friend as it is very fresh in her mind.
I grew up on Apple computers. They encouraged me to drawn, animate, write prose and code. they were easy to use and were the thing that I always came back to. Now, I use the beautiful tools he has designed (well lead the design of) every day. He has given me a career that makes life for my family comfortable.