The Best Day In My Life
Often times I look at life with an open heart, leaving out all of the sad times and unforgettable pain. Without bad times, the good times wouldn’t seem so wonderful. The summer of 2012 was the moment my life changed forever. My grandfather (we call him Pop pop) was 76 years old and the most loving person anyone could meet. He came to America off a boat from Italy when he was twenty years old and has lived in Ambler, Pennsylvania since then. In the summer my cousins and I spent our days swimming in my grandparent’s pool. July 20th, 2012 was one of the warmest days all summer long.
We were laying out back tanning and my cousin Dana said, “Let’s see if there is an ice cream place nearby that we can all walk to!”
“That’s a great idea!” my other cousin Marky replied with. We asked our grandparents and they said one is close, but not close enough to walk to.
My pop pop gladly said, “I’ll drive everyone, hop in the van!” Eager for our ice cream, we all piled in the red minivan filling each of the seven empty seats. Being the oldest of the children there, I got shotgun. We backed out of the driveway and headed down the street while I tried to find a radio station that wasn’t static.
I said, “Pop pop what music do you like?”
“Here I’ll do it,” he responded. He took his hands off the wheel but kept his foot on the gas in order to fix the radio. I was observing what he was doing with the radio when I realized we were headed straight for a tree.
I yelled, “Watch out!” I grabbed the…