yesterday would have my grandfather's 99th birthday and today, i just had to post about it because these brightly colored shirts, stacked all together, are an image that brings him to mind instantly. he was always wearing bold colors and no one rocked pastels better than he. also no one made lists, hummed tunes, delivered punchlines, tallied a check, dispensed advice and showed support better. molly and i discussed that we liked to think of him, on his birthday and every day, in heaven tapping his feet, making lists (never on a napkin!) and chuckling to himself about a joke he heard long ago, in yiddish.