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A Tribute to Philip Bouwmans, My Grandfather and My Hero

26 Dec
Phil Bouwmans, Philip Varrial

Phil Bouwmans plays along as his great-grandson and namesake Philip Varrial celebrates a great golf shot.


My brain says, when your 84 year old grandfather dies, don’t cry. Don’t dwell.My brain says, celebrate his life, his accomplishments, his contributions. It says celebrate the life of a great man who left so many impressions along the way.

My heart and my brain don’t always agree.

My heart hurts. It really aches because we have lost a man who personifies personality.  Continue reading