He had met the devil in person, and had a direct telephone line with Jesus Christ... Who has that? Ah.... He did!
He had a degree in engineering, but was an autodidact in Chemistry, and that was his passion until he became blind... He was Chemistry Professor in the University until well into his 80s.
He built schools to teach the kids in his farm, and paid the teachers out of his pocket... To their parents, he taught them different trades. He always helped the others, built homes, built schools... He was a true altruist.
But my grandfather also lived in the moment. That man lived his life to the fullest... He lived in many places, and had many children. 13 officially. They were all borne in different zipcodes, it seems.
With my grandmother, he had 10. She died young, of meningitis... She was, he says, the love of his life... He then remarried and had 2 more - they are probably around 28 and 25 years old... And got divorced and married his third wife, fifty years younger than him, and had his last daughter when he was 78 - she is now 17... Manuella
His moto was the old cliche that you can only regret the things you don't do... And that if you feel in your heart that you should do something, then do it - always take the risk, err to the do, and not to the don't.
My grandpa was a teacher... Not of chemisty, physics, math... But of life... We would talk for hours on no end, and he taught me many great things, that will be with me to the day I die...
He died peacefully in his favorite place in the world - his beach house... He was not in pain, had no tubes, was not sick... He just took a deep breath, and it was his last... He was 95.
Grandpa, I am sorry I haven't seen you in a while... But one day we will seat together again, and this time I will be the one telling you all my stories...
Grandpa, watch over us, and continue to teach us, ok? You will never be forgotten, you were loved and admired, and you marked generations and generations to come... Rest in Peace Miguel...
Enjoy, you now can see again, isn't that wonderful?