By Abraham Weitzman for Kidspirit's Storytelling and Narative Issue.
I have one grandparent, my Papa Dan. He tells my family stories all the time.
Most of his stories come from his decades of working construction in New York City. He worked on bridges and in tunnels. He worked on schools and hospitals. He put the lights on top of the Citicorp building. My Papa worked everywhere. He tells us about these experiences because the stories are entertaining. They also teach us about the kind of person he is, and the kind of people we should be.