on March 22, 2002
I am very honored to have coauthored this book along with many other (Grandparent) authors. My story "Hershey's Dark Chocolate", by Roger Dean Kiser, gives the reader(s) a different type of view. A prospective from a grandparent who was raised and abused, in a Jacksonville, Florida orphanage, for more than fifteen years ("Orphan, A True Story of Abandonment, Abuse and Redemption'). A Grandparent who thought that he was incapable of feeling love and/or affection for his grandchild, or for anyone else for that matter. However, the day came when this hard old man was bought to his kness by the simple words "Do you love me Papa?"I recommend this book to any and all persons who are raising children, married or single. This one book will give you an in-sight into certain knowledge held only by grandparents. Knowledge from someone with years and years of experience with children.There comes a time when parents finally change and they seem to mellow out, somewhat. This is the secret information that is held, and expressed, within the pages of this wonderful book.
on April 29, 2002
I just don't know how the Chicken Soup people keep putting out such great books. There are so many of them and each has about 100 stories. Where do they get all of them? Frankly, after having read three others in the series, i didn't expect this one to be special in any way, but it surprised me alot. I found that the stories had such a wide variety of experiences that grandparents have today --- some that my own grandparents could never have had. I found just a few stories to be 'blah', but on the whole, most of the stories were either really touching or made me laugh out loud. I read several aloud to my children on the phoen becaause they reminded me of 5things that had happened in our house as my kids were growing up.
This book is an affirmation of grandparenting.
on April 14, 2002
When going through this volume, I was pleased to see that in addition to the quality of submissions we expect, Alison Peters was one of the contributors! I have recently become familiar with her insightful, witty and warm stories when I purchased Stories for a Teen's Heart and Stories for the Extreme Teen's Heart. Good going Chicken Soup people, you've given us another fine read. Whatever else could we expect?
on April 13, 2002
I LOVED this book!! One might say it's because I contributed a story, but once you begin reading these heartwarming tales I'm sure you will agree. I laughed, I cried, I couldn't put this treasure down. If you are a grandparent, you will surely relate, but young or old, it's a must read. You will walk away with warm, fuzzy feelings, guaranteed!