what's the best thing about grandpa?
m: how he likes to tease you.
b: he beats you at every game, basically.
z: he's part of the reason why i learned to play chess.
what does grandpa look like?
l: like a big tall man. a big tall man and a cane.
what would we do for grandpa’s birthday if he were here?
z: we would have ice cream cake with chocolate fudge.
m: make him a cake and we would play a game.
what game would you choose?
who would win?
m: me. i don’t think grandpa knows how to play.
how old is grandpa today?
m: eighty? seventy-five? what?
what is your favorite thing to do with grandpa?
b: we play games on his computer in the morning.
m: read books with him. and we get to come over and play with him.
what do you play with him?
m: i watch tv with him. like sid the science kid.
what joke do you want to tell him?
l: why didn't the skeleton cross the road? because he didn't have the guts!
m: what does a turkey say on thanksgiving? cock-a-doodle-doo!
z: i have a really useless joke that isaac says but it’s not funny.
alrighty then. let's hear it. i guess.
z: okay. 'knock knock. who’s there? bob. bob who? bobtulotchee.' yeah, i don’t get why that’s funny.
b: chuck norris sleeps with a nightlight, not because he’s afraid of the dark but because the dark is afraid of chuck norris.
what would you like to say to grandpa on his birthday?
l: happy birthday, grandpa.
m: happy birthday, grandpa. i hope you had a nice day.
z: (singing) happy birthday to you, you live on oahu, you live in a palm tree, and you eat coconuts too.
b: eat more chicken.
have a good one, dad. i love you so.
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