Submission: Sydnee Smith
My closest connection was with my grandpa; I called him “Pop.” Our relationship was simple: we easily understood each other without having to explain ourselves. My grandpa was a man of few words; he would often reply with a grunt or a look. Having this close relationship with my grandpa was like having a relationship with a historian; that’s why I believe it’s vital to have relationships with other generations. A coach at my school reminds me of him because he acts a lot like my grandpa. I will never forget our rides through Houston.