I heard on the way to my house that today was #pearlharborday. Funny how when it’s national donut day, national apple pie day, or national penguins day I hear about it, but almost missed this. The moment I heard about it I had but only one thought, my Grandpa Walter, who I think looks like #carlfredricksen but I digress #up. So many wonderful stories from and about this man. As sad as that day was he had such vivid and telling stories about that day, while serving on the U.S.S. Maryland. I hope to never forget those stories, and surely will never forget his story and the kind man he was. After being bombed at Pearl Harbor some men might have a chip on their shoulder about the Japanese but not this man. A decade + may have passed but us oldies know that’s a blink of an eye. When Walter and Dorthy couldn’t have children they adopted 2 half Japanese kids to help them get away from the ridicule they were subjected to. Side note you can’t blame those who weren’t quite as accepting of the Half U.S. kids when atomic bombs were dropped on 2 Japan cities, the only atomic bombs to be dropped ever in war. Over 129,000 killed in Nagasaki and Hiroshima respectfully. End side note, I wouldn’t have anywhere near close to the childhood I had without the opportunity that was given to my mom and uncle. My grandpa will forever be a hero to me and one of the funnest, nicest men ever. #tbt goes out to you grandpa and those who have and do help serve and protect us. You were the man amongst men and forever a king in my book. Always love, respect, and admiration.