11 November 2014
In honor of Veteran's Day I celebrate my grandfather John Lewis Matthews Jr. who served in World War II as a tank mechanic. He never talked about the war and understandably so since he lost his brother in it. I knew Pop many years later as a gentile, kind, sweet man. He really was a wonderful grandfather and I miss him dearly. He taught me to drive a car, to drive a tractor, to work in the garden, and feed cows out of the back of a truck He also taught me the art of cane-pole fishing and how that was a perfectly fine way to spend the afternoon. He also taught me kindness and patience. I miss you Papa. Happy Veteran's Day to all the people that have and continue to serve our country.