Grandpa Carl

Yesterday we bid a final farewell to Chris’ grandpa, Carl. The youngest member of a family of seven, Carl was 96-years-old when he passed away last Monday. His body may have finally gave way, but his mind never did. I only knew Carl in his later years, but he continually amazed me with his depth of knowledge. He could easily recall Cambodia’s troubled political past just as well as the latest Seahawk game. During our visits, he’d get me caught up on the Mariner’s and Seahawks standings. He’d fill me in on the latest news events. Heck, I think he may have well been the first person to know Trader Joe’s was coming to Ballard. Some people get their news from Brian Williams or Katie Couric, but I liked getting mine from Carl. He will be missed.

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