Beautiful family, story, and cooker; thank you for sharing.
Not to highjack, but I have to do it ~ Go Dawgs!
Super fast Purple Thermapen
Shirley Fabrication Offset 24x60,
Weber SS Performer date code EE, Weber 18 and 22.5 OTS Kettle w/Marty's handles,
Smokey Joe Silver w/wooden handle a.k.a. Mini Me, Weber Smokey Joe Platinum date code ER
Sipsey: Secret's in the sauce.