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Sanya
Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 12:19 pm Reply with quote
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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 Grandfather," 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, sometimes 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 when I grow up." The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

The words so struck the parents 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.


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zabz
Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 2:35 pm Reply with quote
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propa makes you think man !!

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Sanya
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:40 am Reply with quote
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zabz wrote:
propa makes you think man !!


i know it does innit Sad Sad Sad its sad Sad Sad

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mima
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:32 pm Reply with quote
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so emotional......

thank ya much
you know sometimes just a simple atitudes like that one
make us think twice about what r we doin' to get up and walk on the
right path..... Smile

thanx again Thx

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Sanya
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:12 pm Reply with quote
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Gender: Female Joined: 03 May 2008 Posts: 5751 Location: England
mima wrote:
so emotional......

thank ya much
you know sometimes just a simple atitudes like that one
make us think twice about what r we doin' to get up and walk on the
right path..... Smile

thanx again Thx


ur welcome sis Smile Very Happy Smile
umm yup i get wat ur saying Smile

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WoW
Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:14 am Reply with quote
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thanks for sharing , darling ... [b]

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Sanya
Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:41 am Reply with quote
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WoW wrote:
thanks for sharing , darling ... [b]



ur welcome sis

Love1 Love1 Love1

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