The universe has a tendency to balance itself out, and this time, unfortunately, the announcement of Dot was countered with the departing of Grandpa Punaro. I grew up living next door to my grandparents, so seeing them was a regular occurrence. While age took it’s toll on his body, his mind was always sharp and he’d always recant stories about growing up in the South, or his getting a job as a tenor at Radio City Music Hall, only to turn it down, not liking the prospect of having to live in New York City.
Grandpa celebrated his 90th birthday last year, and while we would have loved it if he stuck around to meet his great-grandchild, it just wasn’t to be. We’ll miss you Grandpa.