The Children's Book Quote of the Day

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A really great book February 11, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristi @ 11:14 pm

“But I still didn’t know what to say. What do you say when it feels like you’ve come to the end of a really great book and there’s no more chapters, but you want it to go on forever?” (from Alvin-Ho: Allergic To Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances by Lenore Look)

Today Jon’s family closed a really great book when they buried his grandpa. My husband now has no living grandparents. A couple of weeks ago, one of his cousins sent us all a copy of an interview she had done with Jon’s Grammy for a high school project years ago. It was so sweet to read the story of how Grammy and Grandpa met, the early experiences that shaped her life, her memories of having young children, and her experiences of a changing world. It made me wish that we had similar interviews with all of our grandparents. If you are lucky enough to still have living grandparents, think about asking them to tell you the stories that shaped them and write it down. Share it with your family. Because someday you’ll come to the last chapter. And maybe you’ll wish that book could go on and on.


3 Responses to “A really great book”

  1. Amber Says:

    I would add that if you don’t have any living grandparents, then interview your parents. What a treasure to pass on!

  2. Eileen Says:

    My grandmother and my son spent many days together before he started school. She died when he was in kindergarten but he always remembered her stories. When he was in third grade, as a class project, he wrote out the stories that he remembered. He also included memories of his own, such as reaching in my grandmother’s buffet to get her hidden Russel Stover chocolates, because she was in a wheelchair, climbing on her lap and sharing the candy.His teacher had the projects’ bound into books. My son is almost 19 now and that book, in his third grade handwriting is one of his cherished possessions.

  3. G B Davies Says:

    Thanks for the post, really nice to read and very honest.

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