Most people give Royal Rock a hard time for his letters to the People's Forum. People sometimes even verbally fight with him over issues he is very passionate about. Thank goodness we still have people like Royal who write into the paper and give readers something to debate, as he has done all these years.
But there is so much more to Royal than the opinions everyone reads in The Elkhart Truth. What a true model American he is, from overcoming the Depression, to proudly serving in the Navy, raising a family, building houses for a hobby, being a Boy Scout leader, operating his Royal Crafts, and most of all, his fairy tale marriage of 62 years. Now he faces the toughest chapter in his life as a widowed senior citizen, and all I can do is wish him a wonderful life in his golden years and hopefully time will ease all heartbreak.
My grandfather Royal Rock is my hero.
MARY H. GORDON