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I'm Queen of giving the silent treatment. Or as I like to think of it "I'll sit here and STFU while you run your mouth and look like a crazy ass fool"
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).