recently, my brother found a picture that touched me. As long as I can remember my family has always had something to do with saving lives and helping people. The list below.
Cousin: nurse aide
Aunt: nursing home
Mother: assisted living home
Dad: builds firetrucks
Aunt: preschool teacher
Uncle: Fire Cheif and paramedic
Grandpa: Fire cheif and paramedic
Uncle: builds fire trucks and is a volunteer firefighter
2 brothers-in-law: both paramedics and firefighters
Needless to say I have been introduced to paramedic and fire safty since I was little. My Grandfather started it all. He drove this family into helping people and was well respected when he passed. His funeral procession looked like a president had died with residents, police, firefighters and paramedics lining the roads and saluting him. He was amazing and magical to me. He retired from firefighting when I was about 3-4 years old. The newspapers quoted him saying, "I have five beautiful grandchildren to play with!" as the reason he was retiriing. Back to the picture, this picture would have been taken in the 60's when my dad was little. He was also the first person to be trained in the county to be a paramedic and a firefighter and I am proud to say he is my grandfather. This was assumed taken after a fire as you can see ash on him. He is the one who's face is visible. I just wanted to share and remind you all to thank the hero in your life wether they are living or passed.