(This is something I put together for my grandpa’s memorial service today since I couldn’t be there. Just thought it would be cool to share it…)
Good afternoon from Tennessee.
I want to express my deepest regret for not being able to be there today, however between moving into a new house, and starting a new job tomorrow morning, it would not have worked out for the best.
When I originally sat down to write my thoughts for today, I was worried that I wouldn’t really have anything to say, having already expressed my thoughts on Thursday via my website.
However, the more I thought about it, the more it made sense to write about today, as opposed to writing about the past, like I did earlier.
Today we are here to honor and celebrate the life of an amazing man, my grandpa, Samuel Young.
The man was a true hero and inspiration in every sense of both of those words.
I won’t list his accomplishments, because we all already know what he did.
I just wanted to take a moment to say that he had inspired me on more ways than I could ever express.
He was a man that always put family first. He was always so patient and guiding when asked for help, or even just in conversation.
I will always remember the talks we had about golf, computers, or even just in general.
I will always remember all the horrible dad jokes he had, and I’d be remiss to say that I haven’t used at least one or two in the (recent) past.
I will always remember those times we had out on the golf course, or at the driving range, where he would help me hone my skills and help grown my passion for the game.
Today, and every day, I will always remember him.
I love you grandpa, and may every one of your golf scores now be 18.