bert and mary

Bert always reminded me a bit of Grampa.

There are always going to be things that we HAVE to do
which aren’t particularly savoury.
Grampa was a bit like Mary Poppins when it came to disagreeable tasks.
He couldn’t make things fly around the room and put themselves away,
however he believed he was responsible for his own attitude,
and that a positive attitude made the chore (and the surrounding people)
much more palatable.
Sometimes Grampa would sing while he worked.
Often he would hum.
And usually his attitude was infectious,
and before long others would join in the work.

Grampa could make the most boring exercise quite interesting.