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"I think if he could have, he would have liked to have met my son Charlie," Andersen said. "He would have done it if he could have. I told him, 'It's OK Papa. You don't have to meet Charlie here. You can meet him on your way to see mama (Nellie).
"I was upset. But I was upset for selfish reasons. He was unable to do things for himself -- which he absolutely hated. He wanted to see mama and that's what he needed to do. It would have been cool if he could still be here. But I know that he's better off."
Before he died, Wooden left the great-great grandson he never got to meet with a signed copy of his children's book, Inch and Miles: A Journey to Success. Inside the cover he wrote, "To Charlie, with love and best wishes. Great-great grandpa, John Wooden."