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  • I went to my grandparent's house to take them lunch with my mom and sister. I don't go enough, so I'm trying to change that.

    I usually sit in their living room to talk to them, but they just like me being there no matter what. I went out to the garage to find things.

    On the right side is a dollhouse my grandma worked on before they moved. She is too weak to do anything about it now. The shingles are made of popsicle stick halves. It feels like I promise them I will finish it for her every time I visit. The fear of not starting on finishing it before one of us three dies makes me disgust myself.

    My grandpa has stacks of Office Depot file boxes to keep his past organized. He has files for everything. I found a file of coupons, which had been expired for years. That was funny to me.

    I started to look through his metal cabinets. I found files with my sister's and my name on them. Her's had many more crafts that she had made than mine did. I shouldn't have been surprised they had those files, but I was. I remember seeing a Valentine's card I made from my early days of Microsoft Paint and a bulletin from a religious pre-school play. I saw my friend Tom's name in it as the part of Joseph and the cover art of Jesus in the manger was drawn by my friend August. Tom still acts and August still is creative. Some good people don't change.

    The three things I took were a box of bird flash cards, a First Bank of Groton baseball cap, and a See-and-Draw Copier. They let me take them.

    "My brother gave me this hat when he was on the Board of Directors," my grandpa said, "That's probably the only thing he ever gave me."

    "You used to be that way, but I'm glad you changed," my grandma said.

    I'm happy my grandpa didn't have to have heart surgery last week and that my grandma couldn't stand the New York cold when they married. If she had, life wouldn't be the way it is. They are both good people. Though I can't stand to see him not able to care for her like he used to, I don't think good people will change.
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