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The World Needs More Grandfathers (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 22 2020Views/Reads: 154/85Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The key for grandchildren to be genuinely grand are grandfathers.
 



As time has gone by, I have learned a few things. According to the
Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, I have not learned enough yet, but 
that's just her opinion. She gave me a great compliment the other day 
when she said, “Dear, you're as smart as you will ever be.” 

I am still not over that, and I walk around with my chest pushed out a
little bit, not in front of her, though. 

Honesty will make me say that I do not know as much as I really ought to
know. So much I do not know that I am not quite sure how much that is. 
I really won't ever come to that conclusion. 

I would say, and do not repeat this to my wife, but I am smarter today
than I ever was in my life. To put it bluntly, I am smarter today than 
the day she married me. That is as far as I am going to go on that 
topic. 

Although I do not know everything, I have figured out a few things. We
live in a very complicated world, and it just seems to get more 
complicated every day. I long for those days when a cell phone was what 
a prisoner used to call somebody. 

As people, mostly men, get older, they get a little grumpy. I did not
know I was getting grumpy until the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage 
said, “Why are you so grumpy today?” 

With a face like mine, it is tough to hide any grumpiness. 

Because I know she is always right, I began to think about the idea that
maybe I am getting grumpy. Thinking along that line, I wanted to know 
what good could come from being grumpy. 

I begin to think about myself, and what in the world has made me so
grumpy? And, more importantly, how in the world can I overcome this 
infectious disease called grumpy-itis? 

The more I thought about it, the grumpier I became. Believe me, I do not
want to be grumpy around my wife. I need to work out a solution before 
I get any grumpier. 

Nothing seemed to help me understand this until one day the
grandchildren came over for the day. It was then I begin to understand 
one solution to get over this grumpy-itis disease. 

When the grandchildren are around, especially the younger ones, there is
no time to be grumpy. Their infectious laugh cures just about any kind 
of grumpiness I might ever have. 

If I had time to think about it, which I do not with the grandchildren
around, I would wonder why and how these kids can laugh so much. 
Everything and anything is a target for their laughter. And my 
laughter. 

Try not to laugh when your grandchildren are around laughing and
creating a wonderful sense of chaos. It is impossible. 

After the grandchildren left, my wife and I sat down in the living room
and said to each other, “Boy, was that fun.” Then we fell asleep with 
smiles on our faces. 

It was then I found the remedy for my grumpy-itis. As a grandfather, I
need grandchildren in my life to make sure my life is not grumpy. Even 
days after they leave I'm still smiling and even laughing. 

Every once in awhile, my wife will say, “Do remember...” Then she goes
on about something that happened when the grandchildren were here. 

Once I quieted down a little from all the grandchildren's activity, a
thought took hold of my mind, which even brought another smile. 

I knew I needed those grandchildren as therapy from my grumpy-itis, but
there was something even better than that. Those grandchildren needed 
me. 

In a million years, I never would have thought about that myself. Those


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