Analysis: Gift From Beyond The Grave

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Gift From Beyond The Grave
Most teenagers are given a bit of money to spend or a special gift for their sweet sixteen that are kept as a keepsake. On my sixteenth birthday, I received money from my grandmother that I will never spend. I was given a five dollar bill dated back to 1950 that my grandfather kept in a box since the day he was gifted it. My grandmother wrote to me on a notecard my grandfather had from when he was a lawyer that has “From A. B. Stover written on the bottom. It reminds me of my grandfather and I find it nice to have an item that traveled with him from the time he was a young man to the day he passed. The five dollar bill was a gift that held sentimental value because it felt like
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He taught me to always be cautious with money and not to waste anything. My grandpa developed these habits because he grew up during The Great Depression. The struggles he faced during that period taught him to be sparing and prudential throughout his lifetime. He kept a stock of paper towels and toilet paper in his closet to feel secure and made sure to clip his coupons to get the best deals. He also kept a great deal of candy in his bedside drawer because he wasn’t able to eat much as a child. These items were expensive and luxury in the past which caused him to want to stock up. My grandfather liked to keep items he felt were important because it gave him comfort. He would never waste anything he thought he could reuse or that could be useful in the future. The habits my grandfather portrayed made it quite obvious he disliked spending …show more content…
My grandmother wanted my grandfather to be apart of my sixteenth birthday. She found that day to be significant so of course she incorporated him knowing how much I loved him. Who knew someone no longer with us could pass on a present? On the card given with the money she said “I think he would be pleased to share it with you and to be apart of your sixteenth birthday!” Those words brought tears to my eyes while reading it and sent a warm feeling in my heart. It felt so amazing to really feel like my grandfather gave me something for my

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