Grandfathers stories Those who know me or have followed my stories also know I teach Hunter Safety courses for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Saturday I was teaching such a course and I had a mixed class of girls, boys, women and men. There were two blonde haired girls about 13, 14 years old sitting in the front row. They were very attentive and doing excellent note taking. In short they were the ideal students, paying attention and studying hard. After the class was over their parents had not come to pick them up so we were talking together while waiting in the parking lot. One of the little girls told me that I looked exactly like their Grandpa. The other one chimed in and said that he had a jacket just like I was wearing with his name on it. (I was wearing a North American Hunting Club jacket)Then they both were telling me how their Grandpa would tell them hunting stories and stories about him when he was young. They went on to tell me that he told them tales of his Army days during the War and how much they loved to hear his stories. They talked about their Grandpa with such loving looks in their eyes and smiles on their faces, that I thought to myself these girls were truly loved and had such a wonderful relationship with their mother's father. Now the Grandfather could have just given the girls gifts at Christmas or maybe some money in a birthday card as so many Grandfathers do. But he did not. Instead he gave them some of himself. He gave them his time. He gave them personal attention. He was a real person to them, someone they admired and loved. What a wonderful thing for someone to do. All to often we try to buy our children and grandchildren's attention and love. But from the happy looks on these little girls faces their Grandfather gave them something that money could never buy. He gave them a real loving and attentive Grandfather. I was proud to accept their compliment. That I looked like their Grandfather, and that I told stories like he did. What have you done for your children or grandkids lately? Have you bought them something or have you given them your love and attention. Do you think they will remember the money? I know they will remember the love.