One old thing in my home is an old pocket watch,which is also a gift from my grandfather . I cherish it very much,because it reminds me of my grandfather.
I received the watch when I entered high school. My grandfather wasn't wealthy and he wanted to give me something important to celebrate my graduation from junior high school. In fact he didn't have to. He loved this watch very much. I know this because I remember one day when the watch wasn ' t working properly,he was in quite a panic. I always wondered what was so special about the watch. It looked com-mon, and not worthwhile. When my grandfather sent me this watch I had a digital wristwatch,which was more charming. I put the pocket watch in the drawer and almost forgot it.
One year ago my grandfather passed away. When I tidied up the drawer I saw the pocket watch. I asked my father about the watch. My father told me that it was passed from my greatgrandfather. The family was very poor when my grandfather was a child. In order to afford my grandfather's tuition fee my great-grandfather pawned the watch... the only valued thing in the family. After my grandfather graduated and earned money,he redeemed the watch and kept it from then on. My grandfather sent it to me,wishing I worked hard to become a useful person in the future.
Now I take the watch with me. It seems to carry the soul of my grandfather.