The Grapevine Art Salon
In this issue, our theme is ancestors, specifically grandmothers. Anne Webster leads with a poem about her grandmother. Ravi Kumar reminisces about his grandmother's voice. Bill Kennedy tells us how and why Mama P was worth fighting for. My sister Nancy Law recreates memories of watching her son and daughter interact with our mother. Anne Lovett writes reflectively about dark elements in the lives of two grandmothers. Charles Knott takes the shadow motif even further in his reminiscence of the household at Sunday Dinner, and in particular of his grandfather's role in that household. And Cleo Hudson contributed eulogies to her mother given by her son Daniel Hudson and her cousin William Reeves. The ensemble is richly varied in approach, tone, and style. We present the portraits here as expressions of our interest in these ghostly figures, in their roles in our lives and in their continuing life in our memories. In doing so, we introduce them to you and perhaps, in some mysterious way, to each other, thus furthering their lives in community.
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