in My Grandparents's Lives
from Mai Oh
(left) as a little girl. Her grandmother
is in the background in the center of the
grandparents are living beyond their late eighties.
They were healthy five years ago although they
didn't exercise so much, didn't have a healthy
diet, and especially my grandfather had been a very
heavy smoker for seventy years.
years ago, my uncle got married and left home. Up
until that time, grandma woke up early, cooked
breakfast and dinner for him, prepared his suitcase
for his business trips, and so on.
suddenly when their son left home, they lost their
purpose in life. They didn't have to do anything
but take care of their own needs.
change of life style made them sick, not
physically, but mentally. They are still healthy
physically, but they have lost their will to live.
don't recognize me now; they didn't even recognize
me when I showed them my wedding photos. My
grandmother thought the bride in the photos was my
grandparents think they're living in the period
just after World World Two when they were young. I
think that to live for a long time, we need to have
not exercise or a good diet, but a purpose in life
and luck because when we lose that, we
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