Voni Grimes


I remain dedicated to York County, volunteering with the youth, church, hospice, nonprofit work, government and business nearly every day. My day starts with exercise, heart healthy meals and then head out to the community to offer my services to those who need and have asked for my involvement. So my age, 91 is just a measure for some people to keep tabs me. My age motivates me to do even more, to extend a word of love, encouragement, guidance or support. There is always someone that can be helped. What a rewarding experience when someone tells me how he or she has been helped by me.
I love playing music for people, thanks to my trusty harmonica. People tell me they thoroughly enjoy my artistic recitals. I always carry my music champion everywhere so that I am always ready to access requests to play. You can catch my musical rendition at York Resolution home games. My favorite, Take Me Out To The Ballgame, is always a grand slam!
I feel strongly that all I have accomplished is because of the faithfulness of God, my wife Lorrayne and earning a good education. I always say, "It is better to have an education and not need it than to need an education and not have it."

I reside in York, PA with my wife, Lorrayne.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
By taking time each day, I write a little about what I feel people want to know about me. I visually outline how I can help others and the words flow easily. When my message is simple and easy to read, guess what, readers are intrigued.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
My first story I read had an indelible impression on me, James Baldwin's, Native Son because it spoke to the issues I experienced as a black man during the 1940s, 1950s. 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
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Where to buy in print


Bridging Troubled Waters
You set the price! Words: 15,350. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Dreams
Penned at age 85, Bridging Troubled Waters, was written for you, to help you stay in the driver's seat of life, all the while keeping it real. My book shows why love and respect can carry the day for you. You cross the bridges of troubled waters, drama. My memoirs show that you happily own the finish line. Bridging Troubled Waters is the American Story. Your Story. Bridging Troubled W

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