” You’ve got to do your own growing
no matter how tall your grandfather was.”
Grandpa got tangled in some wood by the river. He broke his leg. Talmage worried about it. Would Grandpa be able to play with him, or take him places or fix things or build things. Would Grandpa be able to plant the garden and harvest the fruit from the trees? Talmage had lots of things on his mind. So, Grandpa and Talmage sat down for an easy Sunday evening chat. They put their rocking chairs together on the deck and looked out at the wonderful world. Grandma brought them bowls of ice cream. They had a chat. Grandpa answered all of his grandson’s questions and then some. It is really best to answer the questions of children right when they have them on their minds. Nobody bothered them. Just Grandpa and Talmage having a chat.
“People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.”