In the very same year, grandson and grandpa ended up doing a lot of good!
Rikki and his student council helped Williams Elementary School raise $1400 for Haiti earthquake relief in Silicon Valley, California.
Half a world away, in India's Silicon Valley, his grandfather (my dad) was felicitated for having conceived, raising support, cajoling the Bangalore Corporation (that's hard), getting the Corporation to dedicate funds (that's really hard) and actually getting them to build a state-of-the-art park in Koramangala's 6th block without paying anyone any bribes (that's really really hard). The park is still being maintained, with security, sprinkler systems, and an entrance fee that people actually pay for a walk-in-the-park in the evenings.
I'm proud of them both!!
Happy birthday Rikki.