Tag Archives: summer

Grandma Reading: Lemony Snicket!

When I saw my eldest grandson (age 7 1/2) reading The Bad Beginning, the first in Lemony Snicket’s 13-volume “Series of Unfortunate Events”, I asked him a couple questions. While I’d heard of the series and author, I never had … Continue reading

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Grandma Day: Thomas Edison!

Try explaining to a five and seven-year old that at one time in life there were no computers and that to take a photograph involved hiding under a heavy, dark canvas and pictures had to be developed. Just try telling … Continue reading

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Announcing: Amanda at Bat

If you follow me on Facebook, you may already know the news. Amanda at Bat made her debut this week. It’s a picture book about a little girl, born in December, on the short side, whose last name is at … Continue reading

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M. Jerry Weiss: Mentor & Friend

If it weren’t for M. Jerry Weiss, young readers may never have heard of Amber Brown.  In 1972, the late Paula Danziger  was Dr. M. Jerry Weiss’ student in an adolescent literature class at Montclair State University. She’d just thrown … Continue reading

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Summer Slices

Summer is slip-sliding away and this year; I have the August 1st curse as I’m returning to the classroom in a couple of weeks. I’ll be teaching creative writing to 7th & 8th graders. So now August feels like Sunday … Continue reading

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Grandmother Dairy: “Snunch”

My eldest grandson wanted his own grandma day since his sister had one while he was in camp. I planned we’d hike at a county park and visit the nature center there. In the car, we listened to his favorite … Continue reading

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Grandmother Diary: Answering the Whys

I met my son about halfway between our houses to collect my grand-daughter, nearly 3. Her older brother is in camp for a couple of weeks and my daughter-in-law hadn’t found a camp program suitable for her. She’s been happy … Continue reading

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