Friday's Faces From the Past: my maternal grandfather, Harry Buerer

Throughout my entire life, my maternal grandfather, Harry Buerer, lived in the Sacramento area of California.  His pastoral and mission work took him and his family to the Belgian Congo and Manila, Philippines, but he always returned to sunny California where he kept one of the best vegetable gardens I've ever seen in my life.  A kind smile and loving eyes, he could also whip up a peach sundae like you've never seen.

The picture below shows my grandfather far before I ever knew him.  He played football for Wheaton College from 1936 to 1940, and I believe also was a great wrestler.  I like he kind of looks like Cary Grant here, and I'm sure he stole many hearts, leaving Wheaton with my grandmother's.