Last week I got a call from my mother letting me know that my grandpa Martinez had passed away. She didn't have to many details so I called my aunt to get all the information I was looking for. On Monday the 16th they buried my grandpa, Eli Martinez, at age 83. I wasn't real close to my Grandpa, but I did go and visit him every chance that I got. I will miss him and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to get to know him better as I grew up. I loved to hear him tell us stories of when he was a young man or when he was in the Navy during WWII. I know he is in a better place, but he will not be forgotten.