A Present for Grandfather (The Boxcar Children: The by Gertrude Chandler Warner

By Gertrude Chandler Warner

Benny Alden has just one buck to spend on Grandfather's birthday current. yet every little thing he unearths both bills an excessive amount of or isn't a lot enjoyable. Then Benny, his buddy Michael, and his puppy, Watch, pay attention Grandfather speaking to the baker, and unexpectedly Benny has an concept that's appropriate!

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Times weren’t always happy or easy. But as I look back, even the periods that seemed so difficult at the time, now appear to me as necessary parts of the journey, integral pieces of the tapestry of our lives together. • 18 • An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love “You probably remember all too well that pivotal time in my writing career when I almost couldn’t take it anymore and was considering giving up. Writing was my passion, my dream job, which I loved even when doing it for free. The problem was, even after nine books and two children, that’s pretty much all I was doing!

Remember when Jazzy and I went to the coast for a father-daughter date? She was about five years old. She spent an hour in the hotel room getting all dressed up in her most beautiful outfit and, after telling her how beautiful she was, I said I would love to take her anywhere she would like for dinner— somewhere down by the water. ’ So Taco Bell it was, in her lovely dress, sitting on the cliff, looking out at the Pacific Ocean. She still remembers that ‘date,’ and so do I. “When Kenna was six, she and I went up to the mountains and stayed in a nice resort hotel near • 24 • An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love Lake Tahoe.

It is a testament to the power of love and a life well-lived. People ask me about my future a lot, and I say, what future? I have only to account for now. Staying in the present is the only way for me to live through this and not slip into the deep, dark hole that awaits all of us if we let it. I can only account for this moment and this day, as Richard has taught me by example that this is all any one of us really has. In fact, the exception to this is when Richard jumped forward to look back.

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