The Angel-A Window for Grant

Grant Morgan Durbin was a 3 1⁄2 year old bundle of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle energy when he joined the Southwestern community in 1989. His mother, Nancy, was the athletic secretary and often brought Grant to Stewart Field House where he waited until time to go home. Grant died in 1990 in an accident, but the joy he brought to Stewart Field House is a living legacy for his parents, Nancy, father Randy and for his brother, Nathan.

In 1998, as Stewart itself was renovated, the family made Grant's legacy of joy a permanent part of this old limestone barn. The stained glass window facing west is a reminder of a little boy who brought sunshine to so many lives just by being in this place with us. So, when you are in Stewart on a sunlit afternoon or evening, look up to the west and pause for just one moment to enjoy the light streaming through this beautiful window…a tribute to the little blonde boy who loved balls and cats and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

There's a little angel in the window too. And, if you get close enough or look from just the right perspective, you'll see that the angel is wearing cowboy boots. Grant's light, Grant's spirit lives on. The window of glass and lead remember that for us. The black cat and the little boy...together again.