I’m browsing Facebook and somebody posts about a website, where you can look up grave pictures. Famous people, or ordinary.
I idly click on over, wondering if there would be anybody I know on there. The first dead person I think of is my grandfather so I type his name, guessing at the year he died. I’m not 100% sure–I never met him; he passed before I was born. I also know next to nothing about him. A couple of my Dad’s family stories, but that’s about it.
I got the year right. There he was, boom!
I didn’t even know he was a soldier.
I’m reading the bio and think to myself, “I’ll have to run his chart.” Scanning the dates on the tombstone…
Tomorrow is his death anniversary.
Hello, Grandpa! Nice to meet you. Thank you for introducing yourself. I hope to get better acquainted.