The two year anniversary of the loss of my Grandpa Richard is fast approaching. It hardly seems real that he's been gone two years and that my Grandma Judy will be gone this August for seven years. Richard was not my blood, but the best man. He allowed me to grow, showed me what a man is, held me up, made me appreciate life, and reassured me that family doesn't mean we have the same blood line.
All of my grandparents have a huge piece of my heart and I hope I carry a little bit of them into the world. Humility, strength, passion, laughter, determination, perseverance, understanding, generosity, love.
Richard L. Drake
Born: December 29. 1937
Left this earth: June 26, 2009