Today I have been thinking of my Grandpa Yoder who was born 101 years ago.
Back in 2013 I wrote a post Grandpa 101 about my Grandpa Braman, so now it is time for a similar post.
I will share a few of my favorite pictures of him starting with this picture from when he was in High School.
Here is a picture of my Grandpa when he graduated from college. He went back to school later in life, so was not the typical age of a college graduate.
Grandpa worked at Lowenberg Bakery in Ottumwa, Iowa while going to college, so I thought I would add this picture here.
My Grandparents moved to California before I was born, and this is a picture from their visit back to Ottumwa. Probably my first memory of them.
Later the tables were turned. I was living in California and my Grandpa was living back in the Midwest. My Grandpa came out to California for a visit and we made a visit to Yosemite.
A lot of memories tonight. I was also part of a Zoom meeting earlier tonight with my Mom, her siblings, some of my siblings and other family members. We had a good time of reflection as we sheltered in place.
I am also thinking that my Grandpa was born not long after the Great Influenza of 1918. I am sure that the country was still in recovery mode at that time.