Victoria Dear Grandmother: Recollections of Love

Victoria Dear Grandmother: Recollections of Love




A keepsake book, Victoria Dear Grandmother depicts touching moments between the generations through text, photographs, and quotes from well-known writers, including Virginia Woolf, Henry James, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. Victoria captures the essence of grandmotherhood by sharing various individuals' memories from holidays and special occasions as well as everyday moments with grandmothers -- moments to which everyone can relate. Images depicting this gentle relationship include a photograph of a grandmother with two young girls, one with her hand in the older woman's lap; a pair of older hands guiding young ones over a piano keyboard.

Recurring themes of the garden and food bolster the nurturing image that is central to this compilation. A sense of time and place is further created through text and photographs of the changing seasons, tea time as a ritual, a gift of flowers that makes a day special. Victoria Dear Grandmother includes space for readers to record their own thoughts for a personalized record that future generations will cherish.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688151003
Publisher: Hearst Books
Publication date: 05/28/1998
Edition description: BOXED
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.41(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.73(d)

Read an Excerpt

My grandmothers were strong.
They followed plows and bent to toil.
They moved through fields sowing seed.
They touched earth and grain grew.
They were full of sturdiness and singing.
My grandmothers were strong.

My grandmothers are full of memories
Smelling of soap and onions and wet clay
With veins rolling roughly over quick hands
They have many clean words to say.
My grandmothers were strong.
Why am I not as they?


Copyright ) 1998 by The Hearst Corporation

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