Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 08:59 AM.

My Grandmama passed away during my first year of college, over 30 years ago.  She was a sweet lady who I loved dearly. 

She was the perfect grandmother.

Why?

She owned a ten cent store with a candy counter and she always made sure she was selling some of my favorite sweet things.  Grandmama wasn’t much at “giving” you anything, but if you would push a broom, stack boxes or organize magazines, then she would pay you in candy or comic books.

I’m not sure how tall my Grandmama was, I would have to guess around 4’11” to 5’1” – she wasn’t tall at all.  As a matter of fact, when she was sitting down behind the counter where the cash register was, you couldn’t see her.

Having a grandparent, parent or somebody to count on and teach us some of the basics about life, is very important to children. 

Children need to know what to expect and understand that pushing a broom means getting candy or a comic book.  Some adults might even need to understand this.



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