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A Story About Life
By Barbara Sue
Saturday, November 15, 2008

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A story I wanted to share

 
 
   

 A STORY ABOUT LIFE
 

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table.

 


But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.

 


The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. "We must do something about father," said the son. "I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor."

 


So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather

 

ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl!

 


When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometime he had a

 

tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.

 


The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

 


One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, "What are you making?"

 


Just as sweetly, the boy responded, "Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up." The four-year-old smiled and went back to work .

 


The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.

 


That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to

 

the family table. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.

 


On a positive note, I've learned that, no matter what happens, how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

 

 

***This story has been around for years, but I had never heard it. So, when I did hear it for the first time, I thought I would share it with those of you who have never read it before.


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Reviewed by 000 000 11/24/2008
Thanks for sharing this. I have never read it. Children learn what they see.
CarolHawks
Reviewed by Micki Peluso 11/15/2008
Dear Sue,

I read this through e-mails and loved it then and love it now. Thanks for the reprint!

Micki Peluso

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