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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).
This spoke to me, louder than anything with the same information in a different format. I thank my lucky stars I have the good fortune to be able to read; buy a coffee because I feel like it, maybe even a muffin; to wake up with a roof over my head and a full stomach; to not feel hunger, pain or poverty. It scares me to think about the billions of people who are less fortunate than I,