Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A Christmas Tribute

Merry Christmas to everyone out there who celebrates this joyous holiday. It is, by far, one of the most blessed days of the year for me and I wish you all a safe, peaceful celebration with your family and friends.

As we celebrate this Christmas, I must give tribute to my grandfather, Raymond "Black" Roybiskie, who passed away on Saturday after a long battle with cancer. I didn't expect him to leave so suddenly, but after watching my other three grandparents linger on for months before finally passing on, maybe it is better that he was up and joking just a few days before he died.

Here's the two of us at my very first booksigning earlier this year. The achievements of his grandchildren was everything to him.

I wish I had been there to say goodbye, Grandpa. That I loved you to pieces goes without saying.

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