His voice continues to run through my head. “Take care of your stuff, appreciate what you have so that it stays functional and you can use it.” Simple advice hard to follow for a 7 year old boy who lacked awareness and appreciation. My grandfather of 42 years always said to appreciate and take care of your tools and bikes and cars. Take care of all that you have been given he would say. I am realizing that years after he gave me his secret. He has now left and gone beyond what I know as life here. He is missed terribly missed.