Today is a gray and rainy day. That was one of my Grandpa Hofsess' favorite
kinds of days
(a thing he passed down to two generations). Today he would have
turned 74 if he hadn't died August 5, 2012. I used to talk to him on the phone
whenever I had an art show or was considering a new business idea. He would
brainstorm with me and made it very clear how much he cared about me and
everything I was doing. He was a huge encouragement. He admired artwork and often
told me about “the guy who did stained glass.” I really miss talking to my Grandpa.