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My Writing Roots

I got a package in the mail yesterday from Grandma Helen for my anniversary. While it included the cursory card, the shape of the package confused Chris, but I knew exactly what I would find inside.

Grandma has been telling me stories about her childhood and my mom, Aunt Kathy, and Uncle Michael’s childhoods for as long as I can remember. Naps at her house always started with a story or two about their adventures.

She has had some health problems spring up in the last year or so, and she doesn’t sleep well at night, so Grandma has been writing down her stories and sending them to me. She’s given me the rights to do with them as I like–maybe to work on publishing them one day!

It’s little things like this that confirm that God knew what he was doing when he chose this family to be my family. Even though I have not inherited Grandma’s storytelling talent, I have on some level inherited her penchant for the written word. Heck! Her package of photocopied stories even came indexed with story titles, dates written, and characters involved!


2 thoughts on “My Writing Roots

  1. Sarah, this is so, so awesome! I have been begging my grandma to write all of her stories down as well: she could be the next Beatrix Potter if she did. She’s written a couple when she can’t sleep, but she just doesn’t think she’s that good! (total lies) So I’ve been documenting everything that I can from photos to stories. Anyways, I’m glad to see you have a similar project and can’t wait to see what you and your grandma end up doing with all of these!

    • I can’t decide what to do with them! They’re all handwritten, so I need to transcribe them no matter what. Maybe I’ll publish a few of the stories on this blog.

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