I've always looked up to our great-grandfather because of how he was able to hold his family together. He and my great-grandmother were the reasons why holidays were something to look forward to. His height wasn't the only thing that made him appear respectable for he was also the type of policeman who would choose to set things right regardless of anyone's authority. Coming back from school, I would see him sitting either on the porch or in the living room. It might've been the generation gap but I’m regretful that our conversations gradually diminished after I went to college.