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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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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.  

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Trick or Treat? What are you going to be on Halloween? A witch, of course. It’s the best thing to be. Do you know what Halloween really celebrates? Grampa, don’t tell me about All Hallow’s Eve or All Saints Day or Dia de los Muertos or how the day is celebrated in Canad...

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Oh, Shoot Dad’s mad at me.   Why?   I wouldn’t shoot the shotgun.   Why not?   I was afraid of the noise and the kick, I was just afraid.   You’ll have to shoot it eventually.   I know.   Wanna try the 30-30 first?   Will it be better?...

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All That Glitters How did you like Mark? Seems like a nice boy. He is. I’m in love with him. Usually it would take you another whole week to get to this point, He must be special. He is. Did you see his car? Was it the red one parked on my lawn? It wasn’t parked on your lawn, it...

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From the Stretch I’m going to start on Thursday, Do you want to come to the game?   I’d better not; I might get too excited, And have a coronary.   Why would you get too excited?   Because you’re going to hurt somebody, With that uncontrollable fast ball, You have...

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Driving You Crazy By Grandpa Gramps Will you let me drive? No. Why not?   You don’t have a permit.   You let Dad drive when he was my age.   Before. Before what? I let him drive before he was your age. How am I supposed to learn? You want to learn before the state...

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Conversations with a grandchild. The Perfect Gift What are you going to get Mommy for Mother’s Day? She’s your Mother not mine. She’s your Daughter though. Precisely. When it’s Daughter’s Day I’ll get her something. Grampa you’re being prickly. That’s what Daddy says When...