I received this note from Grandpa in 1978, the year I graduated from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri. I had worked summers and during the school year, sometimes three jobs at the same time, in order to put myself through college. For some reason, this note was very inspiring to me, and I've kept it all these years.
Grandpa probably never attended school beyond grade school, but he was very proud of the fact that I was able to finish college.
Here's a couple of photos of Grandpa.
Miss you, Grandma and Grandpa!