Johnny Euel Hayes was born on April 1st, 1931. I can hear Grandma Hayes, “Ha Ha. Great April Fool’s joke. Now where’s my real baby?” Giving him joke presents for his birthday was something all of us grand kids did. Even my grandmother would goof on him sometimes like putting a new watch in the bottom of a gigantic box filled with bricks to make it heavy.
You’ve been gone less than a month, so today hurts even more. You would be 82 today, and I’m sure we would have made a joke of some sort since it’s April Fool’s Day. You are now, and always will be, missed more than you know. We love you. Happy Birthday.