My grandmom and grandpop were always very influential people growing up. Very much people I looked up to and respected deeply. My grandfather passed away a little over five years
ago and my grandmom has continued to be a beautiful and strong person who sets an example for all of us in the family.
My grandparent’s house in Mantoloking, New Jersey, was my favorite place to go growing up. The second I got to the bridge leading into Bay Head, my stomach would always flutter with butterflies with the excitement of knowing I was almost there.
In the summer, the first thing my sister, brother, and I would do was check the crab cage to see if Pop would have some delicious shell fish to cook us a treat. Grandmom would always greet us with a smile and a loaf of bread, looking impeccable… always the picture of class. We loved to feed the ducks and sit on the deck with our grandparents and chat about what we had been up to.
My grandmom always lets me know how much she loves me, how proud she is of me…she is always interested in what we all have to say and gives the best advice. Our many nights on the deck or sitting by the fire, having a nightcap, are memories that fill me with happiness.
Now that my grandmother is turning 90 years old, I hope she knows the influence she has had on my life and how much I look up to her and the strength she continues to show. On November 13th this year, my grandmom will get a special gift from me. It is the day my first novel, Secrets of Shadow Hill: Always and Forever will be released waiting for her on the doorstep. I know I would have never accomplished what I have
in my life, if she was not a part of it.
So on November 13th, as you get your copy of Secrets of Shadow Hill: Always and Forever , I hope you all will
send a happy 90th birthday wish to the greatest grandmom in the world, Mim Dalton!!!