This is my favorite blanket-even though I did not know granddad. I love it when I have it out and mom tells me about the big fish fries you guys had, or the time granddad took her fishing and she fell in the lake trying to hold onto the boat for granddad! But most of all I love the soft blue fabric the best! When I used to love on my thumb with my right hand, my left hand loved on the soft squares on the blanket!!!!