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July 5, 1985: to Martha Melson Ware

"I think it was one of those glorious outings with Pa Ware....It seems like a kind of miracle that my children also were blessed -- to have a grandfather who took them to the woods and showed them marvels... Pa Ware was a grandfather so very much like mine."

Pa Ware was Crawford's father, Rigdon Mims Ware. Rig Ware was one of seven brothers, all over six feet tall - famed hunters and tellers of mythic tales. Gwyn's fiercely beloved grandfather was engineer Julius Kruttschnitt, born in Louisiana, who eventually became Chairman of the Board of Southern Pacific Railroad.