Thursday, July 23, 2015


Alan's Grandma Margaret has moved into a nursing home, and so a few weekends ago, they auctioned off her house and personal items.

Coop and Alan with Alan's dad and two uncles:

I bought this for Coop.  It's Alan's grandfather's pipe ashtray.  I told Coop he could never, never get rid of it, and that he was to tell people that it belonged to his great-grandfather.  "Who smoked.  But I don't."  Well, yes.... but you can use it for loose change or keys or something....

We stopped to see Grandma Margaret on the way home.  She's doing really well and lit up when Coop entered the room:

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