Last night I received a phone call from my brother that our dear grandfather, Gerald Abshire, had passed away surrounded by all his children and many grandchildren. He would have been 93 years old this July and was still living indepently in the same house he raised his four children. He lived in Kaplan, LA, outsite of Lafayette in “cajun country” most call it and spoke prodomintly French. I have so many fond childhood memories of spending a week each summer with he and my grandmother. He loved to sing and dance to Zydeco music and play his accordion while all his grandchildren dance around him. He was as full blooded cajun as they come! I wish I could be with my family for the funeral, but will not be able to make the trip being 7 months pregnant. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.