Though my grandfather, whom I called Papaw, was a farmer, my Mamaw would iron his work clothes happily every day. As the years passed, I began to question this 1 . Why in the world did Papaw need his work clothes 2 ? Most days, he never saw anyone but me and maybe a few other 3 living around.
One day when I was about 13, I 4 Mamaw about it. I wanted to know why she thought it 5 to spend time pressing clothes that were rarely 6 . She told me that Papaw was the most 7 man in the world and the 8 of her life. She loved every 9 she got to show him off and make the rest of the world 10 her good luck.
Later that day, I looked 11 at Papaw. He sure didn’t look all that handsome to me. For example, his hair was 12 on top, so that he was almost bald (秃顶). So I asked Mamaw about it again. She gave me a girlish smile, the 13 you don’t expect grandmothers to be able to 14 at their age.
“You just aren’t looking in the 15 light. He has the most beautiful blue eyes I have ever seen. His 16 is so calming that everyone wants to hear him talk.”
She 17 , “I want him to feel beautiful. I ironed his clothes every day. 18 for all these years, he has made me feel beautiful. I want him to look the part every day.”
The years went on. I 19 to realize, when I was probably 30, what 20 really was—it was Mamaw ironing Papaw’s clothes.
1.A.practice B.phenomenon C.policy D.attitude
2.A.washed B.changed C.ironed D.sewed
3.A.tourists B.farmers C.firemen D.volunteers
4.A.asked B.informed C.warned D.reminded
5.A.lucky B.easy C.necessary D.popular
6.A.designed B.repaired C.seen D.sold
7.A.honest B.handsome C.inspiring D.intelligent
8.A.rule B.mirror C.love D.example
9.A.idea B.effort C.benefit D.chance
10.A.accept B.envy C.find D.have
11.A.closely B.secretly C.patiently D.regularly
12.A.curly B.white C.thin D.long
13.A.impression B.interest C.intention D.kind
14.A.earn B.observe C.express D.explain
15.A.same B.right C.real D.new
16.A.world B.voice C.reaction D.speech
17.A.regretted B.repeated C.continued D.waited
18.A.so B.until C.but D.because
19.A.happened B.longed C.came D.afforded
20.A.beauty B.life C.answer D.belief