One of Bruno's favorite memories was the plays his Grandmother would help them perform during the holidays. On Christmas Day, before their move,Father wore his new uniform for the first time. The whole family applauded when they saw him. This was the uniform of the Commandant of the place they were headed. Other soldiers seemed to respect him more when he wore it. Grandfather was very proud of his son, but Grandmother was not impressed at all. In fact, she was ashamed of him. She says "That's all you soldiers are interested in anyway....looking handsome in your fine uniforms. Dressing up and doing the terrible, terrible things you do. It makes me ashamed." (pg 92) However, she really gets upset a little later and says, "And to see you in that uniform makes me want to tear the eyes from my head!" (pg 93) Grandmother stormed out of the house, and they never saw her again before she died.