What Is a Grandmother?
An 8-year-old wrote,
“A grandmother is a lady who has no children of her own, so she likes other peoples boys and girls. Grandmas dont have anything to do except be there. If they take us for walks, they slow down past pretty leaves and caterpillars. They never say Hurry up. Usually they are fat but not too fat to tie shoes. They wear glasses, and sometimes they can take their teeth out. They can answer questions like why dogs hate cats and why God isnt married. They dont talk like visitors do which is hard to understand. When they read to us, they dont skip words or mind if it is the same story again. Everybody should try to have a grandma, especially if you dont have television, because grandmas are the only grownups who always have time.”