Grandpa’s Astronomy Lesson
“Grandpa, look at the book I checked out from the library,” Jim said. He held up a book with a picture of the solar system on the front.
Grandpa took the book as he sat down on the couch next to Jim. “The planets?” He opened the book and flipped through the pages.
Jim leaned over and turned the pages to show a picture of the earth with a wedge removed. “See, the earth has layers, like a jawbreaker. Inside the center, there’s liquid and solid metal. Neat, huh?”
“Of course there is,” Grandpa said. “That’s what baby space phoenixes look like.”
“Huh?” Jim looked at the diagram again. “Space phoenixes?”
Neil, who had been adding a mustache to a picture of a panda in Carrie’s coloring book, dropped his pen and grinned. “Is this a grandpa story? We should get Lynn. She’ll want to hear it.” Read More