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The Trunk in the Attic
Last month grandmother asked me if I could help her to clean out her attic.
I was happy that she asked me.
grandmother says that her attic is full of junk.
I think that her attic is full of treasures.
I helped her to dust and vacuum the attic.
I pulled and pushed around boxes and crates.
I helped her to wash the floors and walls.
favorite thing that I did was to sort through the old trunk that she had up there.
The trunk had a rusty latch on it.
It was a bit difficult to open, but grandmother got a knife and pried the latch open.
The trunk was full of all kinds of things.
There were lots of clothes.
Some of the clothes had been grandmother's.
There was a blue velvet dress that she had worn to a dance when she and grandfather were dating.
It was a beautiful dress, but there were a few moth holes in it.
There were some of mother's old clothes.
There was a pair of bell-bottom slacks that had bright flowers on it.
I couldn't believe that mother had ever worn something like that.
There were some of mother's old report cards.
Some of her marks weren't very good.
I had fun reading the report cards.
There were photographs.
There was a picture of grandparents holding mother when she was a baby.
There was an old baseball glove that one of uncles had owned.
There was even one of old dolls in there.
One of her legs was missing.
grandmother said that I was rough with dolls when I was little.
I should have taken better care of toys.
There was even some old jewellery.
I tried on some of the old clothes and jewellery.
I told grandmother that I liked looking through old things.
grandmother told me to keep whatever I wanted.
She said that it was all junk.
I still say that the trunk was full of treasures.