Dear Grandad, Dear Poppa
I thought that I would use this day to say hi and I hope that you are both doing well wherever you are.
Grandad, I celebrated your birthday last year by walking around the central area of Tokyo. It was really fun and I got to see a lot of interesting things.
While walking around I remembered playing cricket with you in the backyard at Swansea Street. I don't think I could get you out. Your defence was quite solid.
Poppa, I never did (and still don't) share your fondness of grapefruit and gin but I still like watching rugby.
I remember going with you to the Showgrounds on August 3rd, 1985 where Canterbury were very fortunate to draw with Manawatu 15-15. Even today, I'm so glad that I went with you to watch that game. I'll remember it for the rest of my life and not just because Manawatu drew with Canterbury.
April 25th, 2017.