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Shirley Frost

Smashwords Edition

Copyright © 2012 by Chuck Grossart

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What follows was written by my mom, Jackie Grossart, in 1985, using the pen name 'Shirley Frost'. To this day, it remains one of the most touching pieces on the realities of living--and growing older--I've ever read.

My mom lived a full life; she was born in October, 1923 outside of Golden, Colorado, and went home to God in February, 2003. In between, she lived, loved, and lost, as we all do, but these words, crafted with the help of an electric Royal typewriter in the little room that became her office after her kids were grown, truly captured the joys and pain of living. All the accomplishments and regrets, all the moments of glory and happiness, all the terrors of injury and illness, all of it...captured in a little over nine-hundred words.

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