DRAWING STARTS  JUNE 21st Runs til end of month.

ABOUT BOOK: Fifteen-year-old Kari Rose discovers how much trouble she and her two sisters can get into when they stay at their ancient granny's for spring break. Granny gets a wild-haired notion at three in the morning, and she’s leaving with or without them. Kari makes the decision to take her sisters and ride with Granny in her old Cadillac on a five-hundred-mile-long trip north to visit family. Miles down the road, this harmless act finds Granny no longer able to drive, and Kari must take the wheel. Soon after, the four travelers are caught in a freeway-closing-down snowstorm which brings everyone and everything to a standstill. 

A second blizzard with catastrophic impact is about to descend upon them, and Kari must determine the best way to find shelter and beat the storm. Will Kari trust her gut instincts and rely upon a complete stranger to lead them to safety?

ABOUT AUTHOR: Jean Ann Williams is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has contributed articles on suicide loss at www.opentohope.com, and currently for Putting on the New blog, and her own Love Truth blog. Jean Ann and her husband live on one acre in Southern Oregon where they raise a garden, fruit orchard, goats, and chickens. Her favorite hobbies are hiking through the woods, practicing archery with her bow, and big game hunting. Their two remaining children have blessed them with thirteen grandchildren, their baker’s dozen. To contact Jean Ann, please visit her website at www.jeanannwilliamsauthor.com or her blog at www.joshua-mom.blogspot.com

MUST ANSWER ONE OF THE QUESTIONS TO BE ENTERED IN DRAWING

1. What is your favorite memory of a great-grandmother or grandmother?

 

2. As a child, did you ever feel insecure with a great-grandmother's or grandmother's decision? And if so, did it make you angry or sad, or were you able to shrug it off.

 

3. As a teen, did you ever make a decision which you felt would be what a parent would want but they weren't happy with your choice? If so, what was it?

CONGRATS TO KAREN YAWORSKI your name was drawn for the book

The Pen and Post Card goes to CATHY DeYOUNG

I've sent your contact information to the author.

THANKS everyone for sharing your memories. They were fun to read!

Blessings to you. More book Fun Ahead this month!

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I don't know that I have any favorite memories of my grandmothers. We lived away from them so never really saw too much of them. I do remember one thing about my mom's grandma--we went to visit her a couple times and I remember her having little dishes of pink and white round candy--mints maybe --about the size of nickels. I remember my mom's mom always had an apron on. My dad's mom saw me struggling to put on nylons and showed me how to put them on! I remember visiting both my grandmothers but we were always playing outside while the adults visited. 

I'd love to win a copy of your book. Thank you.

Ah, Anne, my dad's mom always wore an apron. I remember something about nylons, also, but quite different than your story. I begged my dad's mom, Vaa Vaa, Portuguese for grandmother, to let me watch her give herself an insulin shot. Finally one day, she decided I was old enough, and she hiked her foot onto the bedstead, rolled down her nylon and gave herself the shot in the thigh. I was quite shocked at first but very pleased she treated me like a grownup. I was seven years old. :)

My two grandmothers were as different as night and day. One was a housewife and always gave me wise advice and Bible knowledge. My other grandmother worked all her life up until the day she died at 71.  My favorite memory of my mothers mother was the time I took her to the movies to see Saturday Night Fever! She fell asleep halfway through the movie. My other would not have ever consented to going to the movie. Neither drove a car so I got to escort them to lots of places.

I never got to see either grandmother; or great-

grandmothers.  One of the things I did; as a teenager,

was play ditch, with my friends!  We would chase each

other in cars, at high speeds, go into fields, and on 

country roads!

Thanks, Cindi

Oh, wow! I would have loved that game, Cindi!

So you got to drive them around, Gail? What a cherished memory!

I've thought about question number three, and though this problem becomes a big part of Kari Rose's story, I personally can't remember if this ever happened to me. I'm thinking it happened so often, I can't just name one time! :) I say this because my parents left it up to me to finish raising my six younger siblings by the time I was 10 years old. I'll bet my last coin I made all kinds of choices which didn't meet with their approval. 

I remember my grandmother letting us make a tent from a cardboard box and sleep in it in the enclosed porch. We thought it was quite an adventure. 

Every year for Christmas my grandma would give me a Santa book of Lifesavers (does anyone k ow what I am talking about?) and a beaded change purse.  I wish that as a child I understood the value of those moments.  She and my great grandpa lived in a trailer on my grandma's property,  so we would walk over there to open presents with them. 

I love the family holidays we used to have at my grandparents

I vaguely remember my great-grandmother and great-grandfather (Mom's grandparents) and they always had popcorn for me to eat.  My grandma (dad's Mom) taught me how to cook a lot of Ukrainian foods so I still think of those times whenever I cook them.

CONGRATS TO KAREN YAWORSKI your name was drawn for the book

The Pen and Post Card goes to CATHY DeYOUNG

I've sent your contact information to the author.

THANKS everyone for sharing your memories. They were fun to read!

Blessings to you. More book Fun Ahead this month!

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