Grandpa’s Collection of Company
Little did we know that Grandpa was a collector. He’d never shown any inclination to collect anything of any kind. The few old vehicles out in the barn were there only because when one would stop running, it was easier to leave it parked and go get another one that did. When my sister suggested we visit Grandpa one weekend, I must admit neither one of us were prepared for what we would find.
Even though it had been a fairly long time since our last visit, we decided to surprise him one weekend by dropping in unexpectedly. When we arrived he was surprised but seemed happy to see us. We were invited in, and then couldn’t believe what we found inside.
There were books everywhere. Piles upon piles of them. Stacked in every conceivable place. I’m sure there had to be thousands of them.
“Grandpa” when did you start collecting books,” my sister asked. “And why?”
“A few years back,” he replied. “I get very few visitors, family being busy and all, so I decided that books would keep me company. They don’t leave or forget about me, so I’m never disappointed or alone.”
My sister and I had nothing to say.
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13 thoughts on “Mondays Finish the Story – Grandpa’s Collection of Company”
Alas, the hard copy has become a rare species nearing extinction. Great take.
Thank you and I hope not. Books have been my mentor since I was a small child. Just to have them ahand is comforting, knowing they are there on the shelf.
Really good books are read over a life time. I too like to have them in physical form.
Excellent story with a point! I love it! Thank you Penny! Hugs – ^..^
Thanks Barb! Hugs, xx
Sweet and sad. I like that. Great story Penny.
Thanks Alastair, wasn’t sure where to go with this one, when I first saw the photo!
I think you did it perfectly my friend
True that books can be a good company when lonely.
Yes, and even if you’re not lonely, a book can be a good thing too, Yoshiko 🙂
Of course 🙂