When my grandfather came to America
he made himself a handsome coat!
Then he wore it and he wore it and he wore it--
Gus loves basketball — that is, basketball practice with Pete, the coach, and shooting baskets at Grandpa's house with only Grandpa's dog, Skipper, in attendance. Basketball games are another story. What if Gus misses every basket, and everybody laughs? If only his parents wouldn't come.
As a child Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful — and she does all those things, the last being the most difficult of all.
Grandmas and grandpas can do lots of things — play hide-and-seek, paint pictures, make hats, take naps, sing songs, and go for walks. But what is it that they do best? Give lots of love to their grandchildren, of course!