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 …