Penned from author, Maurice Franks, “Loyalty cannot be blueprinted.  It cannot be produced on an assembly line. It’s origin is the center of self respect and human dignity.”  From an early age, I saw this character alive in my grandfather, Skip.  I loved holding his hand as we walked through the small midwest town he lived in, stopping to say hello to the many friends he knew.  Everyone wanted to be his friend, because he was  loyal, kind and just good, through and through.  A truly loyal person has a rich character, one that will mark him for a lifetime and into eternity.