A New Flower

My grandma has never been on a plane. But she gets on a plane when she is 82 years old. She gets on a plane to see me.

One day, we go for a walk. She likes the flowers on my street.

Back home, she has many garden beds. She is in three flower clubs. She puts her plants in flower shows. She knows a lot about flowers.

But today she sees a flower she has not seen before. “What is this?” Grandma asks.

My friend Dave knows. He tells her what the flower is. She looks at Dave for a long time.

Back home, men hunt.

Back home, men fish.

Back home, men farm.

But back home, men do not know about flowers.

She takes this in. She smiles. Then we go on.

She hopes to see more flowers she has never seen before.

BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 1 by Shantel Ivits is used under a CC BY 4.0 Licence.

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