4 life lessons grandpa taught me

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Book Review Title: "No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life Letters to My Grandchildren" Author: John Spooner Publisher: Business Plus, 2012; 288 pages; $12.99 Over Easter weekend, I visited my grandma, whose birthday was the same week. As always, I was struck by her effortless, ingrained systems and sense of order, even when it comes to the basic details of managing life and home. I got there the Thursday before Easter and sat down to dinner with her and my dad, who promptly started grumbling about the lack of tomatoes on the table. (Note: Children can be spoiled well into their 60s.) My grandma said, "Well, I didn't make it to the store. But it's time to put my own in the ground. You know, my mama always had us plant the tomatoes on Good Friday." She has similar mental calendars for everything from having your drapes cleaned to getting the house painted, having the windows washed and planting the annuals. My contemporaries and I are inclined to ...