I am Blessed to have Grand Daddy

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I am blessed to have many influential people in my life. James Carl Stewart has undoubtedly been the most influential person in my life. I did not know him as Carl like everybody else. I had the privilege to call him Grand Daddy. During the ninety years he lived he lead by example. Grand Daddy always made sure to let his family know that you have to work hard to get what you want. He showed that hard work does pay off in the end. Grand Daddy had started out life with what his family had given him and that was not much. Grand Daddy worked hard to be able to provide for his family and he never let any of us forget it. He instilled hard work and dedication in me from an early age. I can remember when he would come and pick my sister and me up and take us to do yard work. I loathed doing yard work but he taught me that hard work pays off because our reward was a home cooked meal from Grandma. No one ever passed up a meal made by Grandma. In elementary school when report card time rolled around I can remember getting a call from him. Just so he could tell me how proud he was of me and how I need to keep up the good work. My freshman year in high school I got a C on my report card. When he called he asked me what my grades were and I told him. I can recall telling him that it was hard and I did not think I could pass the class. He passed down words of wisdom like he always did. He said “Sugar, You are a child of God and you have Stewart blood running through your veins, you can

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