They Knew It Was Important

Her name was Lois Flynn. She was director of the children’s department and she greeted me at Sunday School every Sunday morning at Hephzibah Baptist Church during my elementary school years. There were other ladies on her team: Mary Partridge, Helen Ramsey and Margaret Turner. They knew it when I was absent and I missed … Continued

Pollyanna and the Glad Game

It was the summer before sixth grade when I discovered the box of musty old children’s books and novels that belonged to my grandmother and her sister. It was full of great classics that included Pollyanna, by Eleanor H. Porter, first published in 1912. Later that year, I watched the 1960 Disney film based on … Continued