Grandpa’s Stories

My favorite Holiday is fast approaching- THANKSGIVING! In honor of this family-gathering Holiday I thought a little family-centered poem would be in order.


A family tradition

Of our own making-

Grandpa’s stories told at each gathering


Tales of misadventure:

Of a child, Marine, father, and grandpa,

Delight and entertain the growing clan.


Grandchildren laugh, Grandma rolls her eyes,

Grandpa leans back,

Left hand tucked under right elbow


At table’s head,

All eyes are on him

As his well-known story begins.


Tales we’ve all heard,

A dozen time or more

Still we request our favorite ones.


Our family gatherings

Wouldn’t be the same

Without Grandpa’s stories told.



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