My Mom told me about how he built the house she grew up in as well as at least 3 others. He also built a dam in the creek behind their house by hauling huge rocks one at a time and setting them into place. He built a giant outdoor fireplace out of granite blocks. He did all of this without the help of a forklift or a bobcat. He did it all with his bare hands and also while having FSHD; a form of muscular dystrophy.
FSHD. I have a feeling that he didn't let anything limit him.
I have often thought of him as I too have FSHD and have learned to overcome the difficulties of this disease. I have said to myself many times, "If my Grandpa can build a house, I can certainly climb these stairs."
So when people said, "You have what your Grandpa had", I hope they are right!
|This is one of the many houses he built.
|This is the dam he built...amazing!
|He also knew how to have fun.
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