My grandfather was thankful for his family. When he began
running for president in 1988, my grandfather released a campaign book outlining his views
for the future. The book opened with a letter to a grandson. It was addressed to me and
recounted some of our recent experiences together in Maine.

     "P.," the letter read, I have been thinking about it a lot.
The most fun was the big rock boat, climbing out on it, watching you and the well playing
on it. Near the end of summer when the moon was full, the tides were high, there was that
special day when it almost seemed like the boat was real.