I love hearing stories about our Grandfather from mom now that he is no longer with us.
It’s sad because he was such a huge influence on myself and others growing up plus I enjoyed the time both of us spent together.
He used to take me on walks around the property at the various houses he lived in over the years. When I heard news of her passing, I was completely shocked. I knew that his death was inevitable someday, I just didn’t expect it to come so soon. At least our mom’s stories keep his memory alive. What interests us the most is his transformation from being a landscape designer into a huge commercial developer. He was sitting sod, planting trees, plus creating lush gardens for years before she signed contracts with local governments to develop roads, hospitals, and retention lakes. He also built huge fences around residential plus commercial properties. When he finally expanded her landscape design business into a commercial development empire, he had many departments working underneath him, then there was the real estate acquisition team, the landscapers, a commercial fence supplier, a fence removal supplier, a road toiling team, plus the construction team. By the time that I was a baby, my grandfather was responsible for some of the city’s lushest landscaping with some of the prettiest roadways. He was also responsible for designing the atrium outside the neighborhood courthouse, something that attracts residents on a biweekly basis. I’m proud of my grandfather plus the legacy he has left behind. I hope that someday I can achieve enough success and make him proud.