Grandpa Gleason played music his entire life, which is why Grandma Gleason and my mom made him a guitar cake for his 42nd birthday. He played in bands, with Grandma Gleason, in bars, at festivals, and in people’s houses. It didn’t matter to him, he just wanted to play. He even recorded a song that got pressed on vinyl, but we’ll get more into Grandpa Gleason’s music career in a later post. For now, let’s get back to his birthday.