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I like the cross-generational aspect of this story, stemming from the child-like rythm and rhyme to the youth-beloved rap. It speaks of a close-knit family that doesn't have much in material things but is rich in family tradition and history, personified in the grandmother. I was sad to learn she died.
This reminded me of my grandmother and all the gardening and "putting-up" she did. I'd never heard the bean-snappin' chants. Did you make them up? Your ending was fun. :) (this entry makes me miss my Iowa garden.)
This story is rich in atmosphere. I like your take on the topic.