So, sadly enough, my Grandfather is fighting cancer in his trachea. On the brighter side, he is recovering at a very steady rate. Today I decided to visit him in hopes he was doing better. I stepped through his house in search of him, expecting him to be lying down relaxing. Oddly enough I found him in his shop restoring a motor he had blown out earlier this week.
After a few words of “Hello.” and “How’s the treatments?” I stepped over to help him. I could tell he was struggling with some of the pieces so I did my best to reduce any strain on him. At one point I leaned over and caught a scent of the chemo off his body. He was sadly weak, but strong in his determination to be as strong as he was before it struck him a year ago.
I helped him to replace a section of the block motor he had ordered and we were finished with the restoration. On the way out, I looked over and noticed some audio input ports on a grayed out box about the size of a small shoe box. I asked my Granddad what exactly it was.
“That, is a Grundig radio I brought back when I visited Germany years ago. Probably the best radio I have ever used. Payed 200 for it, and I’ve kept it in the best condition I could.”, I perked up with excitement.
“Do you still use it regularly?” I asked with excitement.
“Yes, but I haven’t been able to buy some batteries for it recently, so it sits and collects dust.”, He paused for a brief moment. “Take it William. I trust you with it. I know you’ll take good care of it.”
I thanked him ever so eagerly as we walked back to his house. I then sat down for a moment to have coffee with him before I departed back home. Soon after I stopped in a Wal-Mart to pick up some cheap D batteries, totaling at about 2 Dollars. Not able to contain myself, I opened them up in the parking lot and inserted them into the Radio. An insane smile covered my face when I tuned the radio to a familiar station. I soon called my Granddad to thank him for the gift I had received.
That was my day.
How was yours?