Andrew J. Kopka and Audrey
Thinking of you today, Grandpa, on your birthday. Although you left this earth many years ago, I have such fond memories of being your granddaughter. I remember your laugh and I will always remember that you were the one who introduced me to the world of art when you took me on that long walk to the Art Museum. Thank you for that. Art is, and always has been, a very important part of my life.
You were a good man who took good care of his children. You brought my mother up with a strong faith in God and she passed that on to her children. I like to believe that you were there to welcome Patrick when he left this earth. He thought so much of you, too, Grandpa, and I know how happy he must have been to see you again. We lost Uncle Steve shortly after losing Patrick. I keep that picture in my mind ~ you, together with your son and grandson ~ it makes the loss a little less painful.
Happy Birthday, Grandpa. Thank you for being the man you were.