At 93 years old, my Grandma is still a force to be reckoned with. A force of Love. A force of Kindness. A force of Good, and a reflection of all that is still wholesome in this world.
She is also a poet. This past Summer, my Aunt Judy suggested that we compile and publish her 70+ poems into a book. At first, I admit, with as busy of a season as I was having, this seemed like a very daunting task. Not only could I not refuse to do this, but given that it’s my Grandma, there was no way I could half-ass this. I wanted this to be the best damn looking little book of poetry on the planet!
With the help of my Aunt Judy, her assistant Tracie, and a wonderful Foreword written by my Aunt Paula, I spent the next few months laying out and illustrating this book. Not surprisingly, it’s the biggest labor of Love I’ve ever had the honor and pleasure of working on, and I couldn’t possibly be more proud of how it turned out. We blew my expectations and aspirations for this project right out of the water, and the look on my Grandma’s face when we presented a 1st print of it to her will always remain a priceless highlight of my life.
Feel free to click the link and check out the book on Amazon. Hell, maybe even purchase a copy for yourself! And although I know it’s not possible, perhaps you’ll find yourself loving my Grandma as much as I do. At the very least, it is a reminder that even at 93, your words and creativity can still flourish, bring joy to others, and show us that there is still some beauty and goodness out there 🙂
Below are some sample pages from the book…