From the Porch Swing - Memories of Our Grandparents
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From the Porch Swing continues in the tradition of Silver Boomer Books' anthologies, written in Past Present Tense seasoned with Future Present insights. As we recall Mimi, Grandmom, Granny, Grandma, Gonnie, Lola, Mammuccia or simply Grandmother - as we reclaim the security of standing beside Pop, Poppy, Papa, Apa, grand-pre, PawPaw or Grandfather, we celebrate life - its...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 31st 2010 by Silver Boomer Books (first published May 1st 2010)
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rhea
I only read my mom's story so far, "The Mexican Skirt" by Teresa Tumminello Brader and I loved it. Biased? Oh well.
Barbara B.
Jun 07, 2011 Barbara B. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Tell me about your grandparents, and I can point to something in From the Porch Swing that parallels your memories. Your grandmother getting a tattoo to match yours? Your great grandfather the faith healer? Chasing fireflies in the back yard? Going on medical calls on a horse? Washing with a wringer washer? A rum-runner? Churning? Worrying about sons overseas? Cutting hair?

Take up the challenge. If you can come up with something I can't get close to, I'll give you a free copy of the book! Then y...more
Teresa
Nov 05, 2010 Teresa rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
My two-page story "The Mexican Skirt" (page 155) is included in this collection.

A new review for the book is here:
http://grandparents.about.com/od/book...
Jim Pascual Agustin
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I have a few poems in this. It's a good anthology, but I just wish they had a better cover.
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