From a very early age Graham was always very selective with his displays of affection. Smooches, hugs, kisses or snuggles were always doled out sparingly..It was a great honor to be his “SweetiePie” on any given day. There were days when he would declare “I’m nobody’s Sweetie Pie today.”
So, it was a great surprise when the phone rang at Pappa Tom’s house and Graham wanted to talk to him. He boldly announced to Pappa “I’m your Sweetie Pie today. ” The smile on pappa’s face said it all. They never had long conversations, but sometimes they would call each other and recite a joke or a funny story. They seem to have their own way of connecting in their quiet, reserved way.