Here a Grant...There a Grant...Everywhere a Grant Grant
Word travels quickly in the La Penita RV Park, especially if there is a little fun attached to whatever is being discussed.
One of the women in the park suggested to Carole, Grants wife, that the Park Residents were interested in paying tribute to Grant. She suggested that the best way to do that was first of all to keep it secret, and secondly everyone should dress and try to come looking like Grant for Sundays Hamburger Night.
Now let me say, with tongue in cheek, and with deep respect for the man, Grant is not a fashion icon. Quite frankly, Grant is one who truly dresses for comfort. I believe some years ago Grant must have purchased a truck load of grey polo shirts, dark colored shorts, black socks, dark shoes, and a few straw hats, and try as hard as he might, he hasn’t gone through that truck load yet. If Grant is tending to the needs of the park such as fixing a plumbing leak, or replacing a blown electrical breaker, or assisting to park a rig that has just pulled in to the park, Grant is dressed as I just described. If Grant is going out on the town for dinner (where the waiter lays the white napkin in your lap) or showing up to be surprised at Hamburger Night, Grant will simply select from his closet/truck one of those grey polo shirts, dark colored shorts, black socks, dark shoes and most likely a straw hat.
Word spread quickly throughout the park, the secret was kept, Grant showed up tonight for Hamburger Night, dressed as he always is. The moment he saw so many that looked dressed just like him I saw him curl his lip trying to hold back a little smile, but when he saw a few name tags on others that read, “Hi, I’m Grant…Can I help you park your Rig”, He broke in to a huge smile.
We roasted, through fashion expression tonight a man who has been a kind and gentle friend to us all as he did his best to tend to the various needs of this RV Park that is managed by he and Carole. He took it all in stride and fired back at us with his usual good humor as cameras clicked and fun was had by all.
If we all could pool our advise for Grant it would be; don’t change man, we like you just as you are!Grants Slide Show