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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).
I understand the simile of trouble melting like a lemon drop. Laughter falling like a lemon drop? The next time I trip I'm going to yell out, "Like a lemon drop, baby!" (It will be the new "like a boss.") Meanwhile, would love this as a classroom poster.
So I am "The Stand" by Stephen King, "These Times Are Hard" by SafetySuit. People don't wish to know my thoughts. Don't eat breakfast on Saturdays or any day for that matter....unless its @ 10:30. Gotcha'.