before grandpa left,
he took the kids to get hot chocolate at the coffee shop in their pajamas,
shoveled our driveway and sidewalks,
shoveled our 83 yr old neighbor's driveway and sidewalk,
and gave each kid quarters to fill their piggy banks.
we all stood in the dry spots of our garage as he drove away.
big smiles and waving hands until his tail lights disappeared down the street.
it always goes by too fast.