Happy Monday everyone.
I am back home after a week in Palm Desert saying good-bye to my dear grandfather and helping my mom and extended family during this time period.
While it was absolutely a sad and surreal time, it was also nice spending time with my mom, aunts and cousins. My brother Marshall was even able to come out for a few days. (He works in the restaurant industry and it’s hard for him to take time off). I will share some happier photos of this visit tomorrow. Today I wanted to celebrate and remember Grandpa.
His obituary. We submitted this to the Sacramento Bee (he and my grandma lived here before they moved to Palm Desert), the Desert Sun (Palm Desert’s newspaper) and the paper in Trenary, Michigan (grandpa had a lot of family here and visited here often).
Donald Herman Laurila(1928 – 2016)
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Mar. 20, 2016