I have a lot of memories of my time spent around Al. He was one hard working man. He didn't like to take breaks. Whether it was at GLY construction company or at home working on cutting wood, working in the garden, doing tobacco, building something, doing someones roof in the family, wood working in the basement, etc, he would work hard at it. I'm sure it was a value instilled in him from his days of growing up. Young people in this world could learn a lot from him on that. Also, I can remember many times how he boasted about his wonderful garden. He always had the best crops and was willing to share them with everyone. I can also remember many trips he would take, with this person or that person. He would always come back knowing how long he drove and how long it took. I think it gave him a sense of accomplishment. It made him happy. It was the little things in life that made Al happy. He loved his camping also. He would get back from one trip and couldn't wait until the next one. Christmas was one funny time also for Al. He would put on a Santa cap or put bows on his head while opening gifts. He loved Christmas, I guess because he had his most important thing in his life around him, his family. After opening gifts and hanging out for a while, midnight would be approaching and that meant it was time to get down to St. Mary's church for mass. Eventhough I wasn't Catholic, I went a couple times, it made Al proud to have as many of his family with him as possible. We would fill at least one row of seats. On Thanksgiving and Christmas I can remember Al getting up early in the morning to get ready to make stuffing. He would use that old grinder to grind the stuff up. Then at dinner he would always ask "How's the stuffing?" Everyone would say it was really good. His response was always, "I think there is something missing." I also remember a few favorite words Al would speak out time after time. "SHOOT" meant someone had said something that Al really truely didn't think was possible or that someone couldn't really do that. "You don't value your license very much do you?" meant someone in the family usually would be telling him how fast they got from point A to point B. Also "A fool and their money soon part" that was when someone bought something he thought they really didn't need. Al was always willing to lend a hand, all you had to do was ask. He was friendly and had a good heart. Lillian, Debbie, Joanie, Donna, Billy, Karen, Lisa, Kim, Ricky, Melissa, Steven, Freddy, Phillip, Christie, Daniel, JJ, Susan, Halle, Scott, and the rest of the entire Mudd family, My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you all. May the pain in your hearts be lessened by the great memories you all have of your husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and father inlaw.