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Summers with Granddad

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Summers with Granddad


Time held in his hand, a shoebox cradled the past, treasures saved for a grandson. Granddad's pocketwatch was tarnished with memories in an attic of summers. A family bond, sun-drenched hours with his granddad captured through a window pane. The laughter of kids was heard bouncing off buildings as moms called from opened doors. Favorite pastimes were checker games on the porch, hydrant splashing and stickball. Red, white, and blue flags waved as fireworks exploded brightening the July sky. Days in the city, meant shows at the cinema and stops at Sal's Candy Store. Subways and sidewalks went ev'rywhere and no where. Streets were adventures for two. Grandson and Granddad running sticks across fences with smiles and lollipop sticks. A family bond, sun-drenched hours with his granddad captured through a window pane. Passed down to a boy were tales of the good old days from photo album pages. Cherished memories, a shoebox cradled the past, treasures saved for a grandson. .

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  1. Date: 6/18/2012 12:04:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in Debbie's contest Rhonda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 5:51:00 AM
    congrats on your win Rhonda

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 3:27:00 AM
    Sweet memories with granddad, Rhonda! Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 1:25:00 AM
    Lovely and sweet memorie shoebox.....a treasure with love. I love this Rhonda...so sweet. - Have a lovely day. - oxox Anne-Lise