Grandpa doesn't feel comfortable leaving the place he's grown up in and has to be almost unconscious to go. One of the reasons for Grandma and Grandpa's deaths could have been from the new environment and not being able to adapt to it (Steinbeck 111, 146).
she had rings on her fingers & bells on her shoes and i knew without asking she was into the blues. she wore scarlet begonias tucked into her curls, i knew right away she was not like other girls... Grateful Dead