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"Do not waste time bothering whether you 'love' your neighbor; ACT as if you did." ~ C.S. Lewis
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).