First, the update: The funeral went very well and a lot of friends and family showed up. Those that couldn't, sent either cards or flowers. A lot of folks that I met expressed their condolences/sympathy to me for my loss. Lots expressed, also, their gratitude that the whole family, who attended, took apart during the funeral service for my grandfather. It was Military style with the 21-gun salute and Taps at the cemetery. Lots of hugs and tears were shed at that point.
I guess that I can tell you all why his death has been very hard on me. If you remember my journal titled, "Will be Gone for the next 4-5 Days" I said that I was going out-of-town for personal reasons. Well, I went down to visit my grandfather and grandmother during that time frame. Needless to say that when I said goodbye to my grandfather upon my departure, I didn't know that would be my last goodbye to him. I left my grandparents' house on the 1st of this month and 15 days later, my grandfather died. I was the last one, besides my grandmother, of the family to see him alive. I'm very grateful that I was able to make that trip.
Now then, for the question. The question is how many of you have made a request of me lately? I had a notepad file with everything, but that file got lost - accidentally, during a cleanup operation of my laptop. I've retyped it out on a word document, but I want to be sure that I got everyone covered. I'm still working on my current list of Requests/Commissions/Trades/Prize Stories and will get to the others soon.