“Today, the world lost a great man and I lost the best grandfather in world. Lloyd Clifford Strong was the American Ideal: hard working, kind, generous, funny, a shark at the card table, productive, mischievous, and owner of the sweetest collection of mechanic jumpsuits. Rest in Peace, Grandpa. Thank you so much for being in my life. Thank you for all you taught me. You will be missed.”
-My brother Joel’s words.
I will miss you Gramps. Some of the my most memorable childhood days were spent in various hotel rooms when you would visit Portland. Playing rummy and going to the hot tub. One of the meanest golfers I’ve ever seen as well.