In 10th grade (give or take a year) we had an assignment to write a children's book dealing with difficult issues such as old age, death, etc. I don't recall whether we were encouraged to use pictures from magazines, or simply allowed to. I browsed through some old Omni and Scientific American magazines I had, and this is what I came up with.

Apparently the hypothetical Grandpa of this story was a hard-drinkin' chain-smoker whose past has caught up with him. But he is still a great guy.

This still cracks me up today. Good humor is timeless. Either that or I'm still 16 psychologically.

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