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BOB THURBER: Grandpa’s Parable


There are three kinds of old men: the grumpy, the gloomy, and the grievers. Despite their inconsolable anguish, grievers are the cheerier bunch, understanding devastating loss results from having experienced abundant love. Though desperately missing the deceased’s affection, companionship, and conversation, grievers mourn by mining memories with heartfelt, lifelong thankfulness.

Bob Thurber is the author of six books. Regarded as a master of Flash and Micro Fiction, his work has appeared in Esquire and other magazines, been anthologized 60 times, received a long list of awards, and been utilized in schools and colleges throughout the world. He resides in Massachusetts. Visit his website at BobThurber.net.


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