Sometimes a book is more than just a book. It holds sentimental value of a rich and loving history and gives you a glimpse into a time when time and words were sweeter. — The Story Guru
More Than a Book
Contributed by Kerry Johnson
My paternal grandmother (Mimi), who went Home in 2009, passed on a hobby that remains an important part of our family. Mimi loved to read, both God’s word and stories. Some of my earliest memories are of Mimi reading to my sister and me. She passed on that love to my dad, who passed it on to me (my mom also enjoys reading).
Likewise, I’ve passed it on to our two boys, particularly our older son. Books are like family members to us, one hundred years after Mimi’s birth, and for that I’m grateful.
After Mimi’s death, my aunt presented me with Mimi’s high school yearbook (from the early thirties). The messages the kids wrote to each other are fascinating: how they wrote the notes (neat cursive), their word use (public school students quoting scripture; writing what a “dear” someone was), and the thoughtful sentiment and playful teasing.
What a beautiful history it is! — The Story Guru
Author Bio: Kerry Johnson is a mom, a book lover, and a proud descendant of Mimi.
(Edited by Story Guru editor, Ashlee Symank)