Grandma's Charms: A Memoir

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Author House, Feb 22, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 48 pages
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This is a biography story about my Grandmother Friedemann.  She was proud of her gold charm bracelet on which she had a charm for every member of the family...except for me.  She was mean-spirited but had a powerful personality.  She wreaked havoc everywhere she went.  As a young adult, she was told she would be unable to walk after breaking her hip.  She defied her doctors and walked anyway.  She also sewed her skirts to hide her limp.  She was too proud to let anyone see any flaws.  I always wanted to be with her and go on adventures with her.  Never boring, always controversial, she was alluring and charming.  I wrote this book to show my youngest sister and brother what she was like as she died at the age of 58 in 1969, several years before they were born.



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Stephanie Dobson Trolle started writing early.  In the fifth grade, she had a diary and even though she couldn't exactly get the words down, she knew she would become a writer.  She faithfully closed the clasp on that young diary with the key each day.  In the eighth grade, she won a spot in her school's yearly writing publication for her essay "The Pea."  In her 20s, she began to keep hand-written journals and has many stored in a bookcase.  In a few more years, she began to write novels but never published them, just kept them in piles on her desk.  Someone told her, "It's time to share."  This is her first published work, one that she is especially proud of. 

She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Mike and their two children, Michaela (22) and Thomas (18).

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