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March 29, 2003
My grandfather died years ago. I still don't sense that I've properly mourned the man. I schooled me in folksy clich├ęs from around the world. For instance: "If we had some ham, we could have some ham and eggs, if we had some eggs." He spent his days as a small-town lawyer, by all accounts the best at what he did. Representing a man who gave the finger to a cop, said, "Is it true that all this man did was THIS?" and flipped off the bench. Before he died, his mind was gone, his blue eyes flooded with fear.