Grandfather is telling a story about when he was a boy. Many years ago, his sister was growing a pumpkin to earn a special patch for her quilt. She was so proud of her pumpkin and she had such high hopes. Then, one day, after a big nor'easter raged all night, Grandpa who was a just a boy, went out to clear off the branches that had fallen i their yard. He had been told not to use the saw. Even though life was different back then, the feelings of guilt were the same as they are now when an accident happens and Grandpa needs to find a way to make things right.