“I just want you to know that I cried on the way to work today. I cried from just outside of Sharon, into Boston. You are a wonderful grandson!!!! You have done her a great service during her life and beyond.
I have always been honest when I say I am lucky to have a friend like you, now I know more of why I am so lucky.
Obviously you reached this reader, which makes a book work. Great job!
Honored to be your friend,
[Laureen House later added… ]
“My boss is currently reading Nana. She says that she is enjoying the book very much. But the one thing that is sticking out to her right now is your Dad. How he was someone revere as much, even more so than Nana. She wants to know when there will be a book about him.
She also wanted to know if now that you don’t live with your parents, do you visit them as often as you did Nana. She sounded like she hadn’t gotten to the part where your Dad was declining in health, so I didn’t say much in that regard.
We did talk about how Nana treated your Dad, she feels as if Nana blamed him. That she should have been kinder to him. Also, the admiration that he stayed on the good side of things. He lived in a neighborhood that continued to breed the undesirables, yet he stayed away from that and focused on being a supportive son.
We talked a bit more, but that is all I have time to write for now.”
— Laureen House, Foxboro