Remembering Pop

…On his 94th birthday, he leapt out of an airplane strapped to a skydiving instructor and free-fell for a mile. For his 95th birthday, he screamed up a stretch of the Columbia River in a jetboat. “Pulled 2 1/2 Gs,” he told us. He planned to fly a hot air balloon over Seattle; he wanted to market jewelry made from human hair to Playboy…

From Remembering Pop, a eulogy for my wife’s legendary grandpop.