and Seven Women, Seven Lives
At a Christmas Eve Party, hosted by my friends
Diane and Jim Bold, I met Mary Lou Greisen,
a lively octogenarian who took a memoir writing class
taught by Cecilia Dejoy at Nazareth College. Along
with her classmates, their essays were compiled into
two books which are now published. They have had
book signings around town and the books are available
on Amazon and the Red Bird Cafe. Here are links to
info about the books: Life Before.com and
Mary Lou Greisen
Mary Lou raised seven children! Two of her sons that
I talked to should be on Comedy Central. Below is a
pic of Mark giving tummy kisses to the family dog,
Leilani. The dog"s deadpan expression is priceless.
Mark's wife, Kathleen made the most beautiful, artistic
Christmas cookies I have ever seen. They should be
framed and put on walls!
Mark and Kathleen
That evening was the first time I saw Diane and Jim's
first grandchild,Colton. What a cherub! Mama Kristen is in
heaven! Below are some photos of the evening.
Husband, Gary, and I
Diane, Kristen and Colton and below Jim with
his Christmas chef hat.