We are looking at the Letters From Grandpa 2006 book by Dr. Gary K. Walker on this Father’s Day 2022.
First, this reminder the Post Office is closed tomorrow, June 20 for Federal Holiday observing Juneteenth.
I’m recalling usually when writing my blog post on this day each year it includes thoughts of my Dad. For this year though I’m thinking of my Dad’s Dad, Papa. That is why in coming across this book, “Letters From Grandpa” it really caught my attention for today.
On Looking at the Letters from Grandpa 2006 book
In reading the synopsis of it, the sincerity of this really stood out to me:
“I do know that when I would stop writing the letters, either Grandma or I would be reminded by some of the grandkids that they missed receiving the letters. “
And earlier we read the following:
“… began writing letters to our grandchildren because some of them moved away from us! They were not available. Some of the older grandkids were growing into new modes of behavior as high school and college students. It is hard to keep up with eleven grandchildren. New friends, jobs, hobbies, and college took on added importance in their lives. Hey, that is the way it is supposed to be. The letters gave Grandma and me a chance to maintain contact with them. I chose the topics so that I could present positive approaches to the challenges that are typical of people at all ages…”
Furthermore, I am finding the paperback book available for less than $10 on Amazon, AbeBooks, and ebay to name a few sites (ISBN 13: 9780977932207). I’m looking forward to receiving it from ordering it today.
Recalling my Papa
Circling back to my Papa. I do not have a single letter written by him, nor anything in his handwriting. I’m thinking I need to write out things I recall about him and his stories to me and that way it is my recalling his stories. Something for me to seriously consider undertaking this next year to have for next Father’s Day. How about you? Are you in a similar situation? Or perhaps you can be that person writing to your grandchild letters now to them – which I hope you’ll consider as a priceless gift.
See you back here next Sunday! Wishing you a great week ahead!
AnchoredScraps blog post #2171 On Looking at the Letters from Grandpa 2006 book
Attribution & Thank you to Dr. Gary K. Walker Author, links above to book.
Here’s a link to my 2020 blog post on this day: Ralph Ellison Stamp 2014 Literary Arts Series, Author Invisible Man, Juneteenth.
You may also enjoy my previous post on Fathers Day 2020, June 21, 2020