Big Bad Boxes

“One thing about being young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.” -Sam Levenson- journal entry: Our workhorse washer and dryer finally called in quits.  A new pair took the place of the old.  I asked the delivery people to leave the boxes.  …

Grandpa’s Train

“All aboard !  Chug-a-chugga, chug-a-chugga, whooo whooo.” -George- journal entry: Grandpa’s train really was his train.  Santa brought it when he was a little boy.  He and his father put it together under the Christmas Tree.  It was a real, full-sized Lionel train.  Once upon a time it had towers …

Grandpa’s Watercolors

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” -Pablo Piccaso- journal entry: Grandpa is always in the background doing something.  If he isn’t building he is digging up.  If he isn’t fixing he is tearing out.  In between all of his work and toil and kindness to others . …

The Doll House

“A place for everything, and everything in its place.” -Benjamin Franklin- journal entry: Grandpa made it for his youngest daughter when she was about this age.  We had little money to spend and so it was quite simple.  He kept it open on both sides since he had two little …