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The Last Day for My Grandpa

Nancy Park
Photo: TimMossen
A sudden phone call rings and wakes me up from a sweet dream after a few seconds. I barely open my eyes and see my pa's sad face. There are tears streaming down from his two narrow eyes. I don't understand!

 

Nancy Park

I am in my grandpa's house. The sun is shining beautifully. But I can not enjoy the good weather because of my grandfather. He is acting stranger than usual. He keeps waving at my family and me without saying anything. His weird behavior is freaking me out. My father worries about him, but we have to go back home.

Leaving my grandpa behind, I worry about him, too. In the car on the way home, the sun suddenly warms me up and melts my worries away. It makes me sleepy, and I fall asleep.

A sudden phone call rings and wakes me up from a sweet dream after a few seconds. I barely open my eyes and see my pa's sad face. There are tears streaming down from his two narrow eyes. I don't understand!

What has happened to make my father so sad? "Tell me daddy, why are you crying?" My dad gulps down his pain and tells me the shocking news - my grandpa just died a few minutes ago! I can not believe it!

My father then quickly turns the car around and drives in the direction of to grandpa's house again. In the car, it is very silent. Nobody is talking, but sobbing quietly. I can not cry at all before I see him. The sky has become dark and so has my family's faces.

In the morning, all my relatives gather at grandpa's house to prepare for the funeral. I see a peaceful dead body lying in a coffin. It feels like he is taking a long nap, but his body is cold like a frozen ice. I want to give him a blanket to make him warm.

After a few seconds, tears well up in my eyes and I cry like a baby. I miss the time with grandfather fighting over the television channel. I miss the time when my grandfather gave his warm, strong hand to me. I miss my grandpa so much! Grandpa, are you going to heaven? well.. I hope so. Good bye grandpa, I love you so much!


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