Grandparents Rock

Grandparents Rock is a collection of spontaneous writing from a long-standing grandparents group,

led by Mrs. JoAnn Avery at Family Focus of Evanston, under the direction of Dr. Dorothy Williams. With growing freedom and strength, the written voices of the group members rand with the emotions of being a grandparent: the joys sorrows, pride and relentless determination.

The creativity of these writers comes from a profound appreciation of life and connection. It is expressed constantly in their everyday efforts to care for other people and develop themselves. The creativity of these writers will inspire you to value your own voice and meaning through the wide range of life’s experiences, from cooking to praying, from walking down the street to reviewing your history. In the words of one of our group, you can learn to “see yourself as a beautiful story.”