Tag Archives: packrat

My Grandfather

I told the story of my packrat Grandfather a while back – here and here. I just came across one of my favorite pictures of him. By the time I knew him, he was not at all dapper – he … Continue reading

Posted in Random Stuff | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

On Being a Packrat

My grandfather was a character and a curmudgeon. He was an  inventor and a writer. He loved nothing better than to tinker around in the junkyard.  Why buy a tool when you could spend hours inventing one?  And he never … Continue reading

Posted in Random Stuff | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

On Being a Packrat, Redux

Almost a year ago to the day, I wrote about my grandfather and the amazing packrat that he was. In the final packing and moving of his belongings, I found a wallet with a rubber-banded collection of folded receipts, with … Continue reading

Posted in Stories | Tagged , | Leave a comment