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Talking Dictionary 609. Grandpa And His Legacy


609. His wife asked, "What are you doing?" He said, "I'm writing my autobiography. I want my grandchildren and great‐grandchildren to remember me. My story will be my legacy to them." She said, "Excuse me. Do you remember even one of your great‐grandparents? Do you know their stories? The last people who will remember you are your grandchildren. They might read your autobiography. They might read it to their children. But after that, your 'legacy' will collect dust on some bookshelf. In fact, after our children and grandchildren die, nobody will even visit our graves." He said, "I can live with that. But I'm writing this so they know about my struggles. They should know their own heritage. And I'm an important part of their heritage. After all, without me, they wouldn't be here." She said, "Believe me, the only 'legacy' they'll care about is this beautiful house that we own." 4.6


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