they had shrubs and trees, talking, dancing ones even. they had pavement and parking lot. steeples and playgrounds. they walked and they walked and they walked. they read the paper. they watched television, from soaps to fantasies to the news to mysteries. they had encyclopedias and magazines. they had green beans fresh and snapped and soaking. oatmeal and oatmeal pies. grilled cheese and banana and peanut butter sandwiches. they talked. they talked alot. they talked about wind and rain. about mountains and prairies and snow and sneezes. about people and places. about the town and about the beach. about the doughnut shops and the hospitals. about the doctors and about the journalists. about friends and about family. and they talked about him all the time. grandmother and grandson talking about grandpa. from dawn till dusk, from dusk till dawn. forever.