Something To Remember Me By – Book Review 1


[amazon_link id="1896232027" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Something to Remember Me By[/amazon_link] A Story about Love & Legacies by Susan V. Bosak with Laurie McGaw is a book about a grandmother going through the early stages of Alzheimers.

The story begins with a little girl baking cookies with her grandmother. As the story progresses, the girl grows up and her grandmother ages. The grandmother promised the little girl her cedar chest when she grew up. The day came when the girl was grown up and married and heard from her grandmother that it was time to come get the chest. Her grandmother was going to move out of her house and into a nursing home.

The girl visits her grandmother and together they sort through the cedar chest. Together they finish cleaning out her house and prepare to move her to the nursing home. The grandmother says she is worried she will forget her granddaughter. The granddaughter gives her a photograph of the two of them together and writes on the back “Something to remember me by.”

The girl visits her grandmother at the end of her life and instead of seeing the woman she remembers, she sees a woman with a blank look on her face. After sitting with her grandmother and telling her how wonderful she is, the grandmother smiles and turns toward her nightstand. Inside is the photograph of the two of them.

Read the book to find out the ending.

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Jennifer Holik is a genealogical research professional, lecturer, author, and the owner of Generations. For clients, Jennifer specializes in Chicago Italians and writing family histories. Jennifer published a set of genealogy textbooks for kids, adults, genealogy societies and libraries in 2012. Jennifer is available for lectures in the Chicagoland area. Jennifer is the author of many featured articles including the Kids’ Korner feature on The In-Depth Genealogist.


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