This young sailor is James Elmer Ball, James' dad. He joined the Navy at 17 and never graduated high school. He was a welder, a truck driver and the man who taught James to fish and drive a boat. Lately we see him on birthdays and this January he is turning 73. James looks so much like him that the first time I met James' dad he was sitting in a restaurant with his wife, Jean. I walked straight over to the table and introduced myself because as soon as I saw him, I knew he had to be James' dad. Happy Birthday, Poppop Jim!