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Smart Aleck Your great grandfather told about a woman, Who, when he was a child, Thought that after her house had been converted to electricity, Every outlet had to have a plug in it or the electricity Would run out into the room.   Grampa the lady just didn’t understand the...

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Give and Take Grampa are you coming to Alan’s graduation? Of course. Is there a reason I wouldn’t? It’s only the eighth grade. It’s not very important And he doesn’t care. Just because you’re going to be out of high school next year Doesn’t mean what Alan’s doing isn’t important....

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The Apples and the Tree Pop, the kids can’t go to the game with you on Sunday Because there’s a rehearsal for a church play And they need to be there. We’ve had tickets for a month, Phil. We were careful about the date And, I think, everyone is looking forward to it. You know we...

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Know What I Heard? Grampa do you know what Diane said?   No. And I don’t care.   Even if it’s about you?   Especially if it’s about me.   Why?   Because you’re a tattle-tale.   I am not.   Yes you are. You glean every morsel of information...

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Wish Fulfilled Grampa will you forgive me? Is this a trick question? Am I to say, “Yes?” Only to discover you wrecked the Pontiac? Which at this moment I believe to be securely ensconced in my very garage? No. I don’t mean that exactly, I mean if I told you something and you...

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The Patriot I know why we have a parade on Patriot’s Day.   You do?   Yes. It’s to honor people who have made sacrifices that resulted in the continuation of American freedom.   Wow! That’s pretty good. Where did you get that.   In school.   Do you have...

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School Emergency   How’s school?   I don’t like it anymore. I get picked on. A couple of boys who are popular Make fun of me, then everybody laughs.   I know what’s going to happen. Pretty soon everyone will think it’s O.K. to Make fun of me, probably even the...

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Special Delivery Hi Grampa, It’s Cindy. Can you take Mrs. Peterson her dinner tomorrow? I have a school assignment. Oh, take some left overs or A sandwich and some soup would be fine. The important thing is just to sit and Share the meal a little with her. She’s worried about her...

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Downhill Race We’re  going to go to Orlando, For school winter vacation.   No skiing then?   Grandma Clay says we’ll have more, Fun in Florida than in Vermont.   Hmnn… Grandma Clay, Not much of a skier then? Oh Grampa, that’s funny!   We’re going to Disney...

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  A Drop in the Bucket Your Grandfather doesn’t believe in Christmas.   What do you know about it?   He doesn’t have a tree or any decorations.   That’s it, huh?   That’s all you’ve got?   Pretty skimpy evidence as Grampa would say, eh James?  ...

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Strong Opinion Eric, you’ve been here half a day. I’ve learned: Teachers are jerks; School Administrators are worse; Parents understand nothing; Sisters are stupid; Friends are fools; Soldiers are idiots; College admissions officers are clueless; Athletic competition is fixed;...

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Opportunity Knocks Eric needs some money for an investment.   No. I can’t believe he put you up to this.   You haven’t even heard about it.   Sweetie, If it were the telephone and He had a deal with Alexander Graham Bell, I wouldn’t invest with him.   He may...

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Chicken Crosses Road You’re on the peck today.   What Grampa?   Chickens in a barnyard will peck at one another to establish their priority. The aggressive ones intimidate the others to establish a pecking order.   You’re challenging everyone you run across today....

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A Slice of Necessity I asked Mom why she Always cuts off the end of the Ham before baking both pieces at Thanksgiving?   She said it’s what Grandma did, But she didn’t know why, And maybe you would know.   Does the ham cook differently, Was it because someone liked end...

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Crossing 57th Street Do you think you’ll ever play at Carnegie Hall?   No.   Why not?   I stopped cello lessons last year.   Grampa Grant is Richard Hille, a long time Laguna Beach resident with three Grandchildren.