Monday, July 14, 2008

Judith Viorst Book

Did you get it? I sent a little gift you'll love!

Don't wait. Just rip it open. It's going to give you an afternoon of fun.

Go for it! I can see you're already planning your day around it!

This is it!

and the Wonderful, Marvelous,
Excellent, Terrific
Ninety Days
Judith Viorst

What do you think?
It's the funniest, truest, most entertaining book
you'll read all summer!

You'll want to give it to every grandmother you know,
especially the ones who've had, or anticipate having
grandkids come to stay for a day, a month, or a year someday.

You'll love it if you have been, or might be the grown kids
who bring the grandkids to stay every-once-a-while.

You'll love it if you ever had a kid or were a kid and visited your grandparents.

This is a book that tells it like it is. It's your own life, written in better prose.
You will suddenly see the joy you knew you were having all along.
You'll recognize wisdom you knew you had gained, and be jealous realizing that
you actually could have written this book!

My gift to you is the fun you will have shopping or searching library shelves for this book, bringing it home, sitting down on a screened-in porch at 9:00 PM, with a tall glass of minted limeaid, and finding all your secret thoughts and emotions written in a way that will make you laugh.

You'll enjoy following your husband around reading him excerpts. You'll wish you could underline parts and send it to your sons and daughters-in-law. You'll forget your mom is already dead, and pick up the phone a couple of times to call and commiserate, and ask if she was ever bugged by your visits.
Then you'll wonder if the visits contributed to her untimely death.
If that's the case, you'll understand that she died happy.

Judith Viorst will be your new best friend. You will see that she understands you perfectly, and you'll want to stalk her just so you can take her out to lunch and visit.
You'll know she wants to hear all about you, because you're soulmates.

This is the gift I'm giving you.
At the store, tell them it was recommended by TravelinOma.
Make it sound official and maybe they'll give you a discount.
Even if they don't, I'll bet they'll wrap it for free.
When you open it, remember it's from me!


Connie said...

Can't wait to get mine! Thank you Oma, you are so very thoughtful.

Diane said...

Thanks for the gift! I can't wait to begin. Sounds like just what the doctor ordered!

Ink Poison said...

Wow, I've never received this kind of recommendation. Thanks!

Polly said...

That was a great book! She writes down how every grama feels when the kids come to visit! I loved it.