It's been exactly a decade since my grandfather, Dr. Horace Benton Gray, Sr., passed away in Macon, Georgia on August 9, 2000. I still miss him.
Kirby Benton Gray was born in Houston, Texas on August 21, 2004. He missed his great-grandfather by four years, twelve days and about 720 miles.
It's too bad that my grandfather's life did not overlap with my son's. For whatever reason, when I see my son I see some of "Pada" within him. I think they would have enjoyed each other and, even though nobody can be faulted, I am sorry that they never met.