Pam Brown: Grandchildren Quotes

A grandmother's hand
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Those gasps of astonishment, those shrieks of pleasure, those sights of delight, lost long ago when your children grew wise and worldly, are suddenly given back to you by your grandchildren. What seem to be the same small hands clutch yours, dragging you from one excitement to another - "Look! Oh look! Come on! -- Pam Brown

Pam Brown was a British writer, actress, and television producer.

Pamela Brown was just 13 when she started writing her first book, The Swish of the Curtain, in 1938. A year later, when World War II broke out, she left Colchester County High School - a selective grammar school for girls and went to live in Wales with her family. She continued with her writing, however, sending chapters of the book to her friends back in Colchester, Essex, and finally finished the book when she was 16.

The Swish of the Curtain tells the story of seven stage-struck children who form an amateur theatre company in a town called Fenchester, Brown's made-up name for her home town of Colchester. She herself was passionate about the theatre and, from an early age, put on plays with her friends. She went on to write several sequels to her first book, and other children’s novels. Her career as an actress and television producer provided her with much detail about early television and life in repertory.

More Pam Brown Quotes

newborn and grandmother holding hands
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One day we think, at last, we have escaped the ties of children, their troubles and their demands. And then we feel a little tug - and find ourselves bound, once more, by the needs of our grandchildren. And their love.
                   -- Pamela Brown

gandmother and children by the swing set
photo credit: yarnh
Time has taken edge of vision,
ears' perception, hands precision
yet bow can any feel bereft
when wonderment and love are left?  -- Pam Brown

Recommended Books

 Grandma Tillie looks like a mild-mannered granny with a bag full of knitting, but when she arrives to babysit Sophie and Chloe, she brings some crazy alter egos with her. The grandkids will love meeting Tillie Vanilly, Chef Silly Tillie, and Madame Frilly Tillie. Laurie A. Jacobs' text is imaginatively illustrated by Anne Jewett.

Silly Frilly Grandma Tillie

Grandpa Green by Lane Smith tells a grandfather's life story through the topiaries he creates, adding up to a creative grandpa book for children.

Grandpa Green

I have fond memories of my grandmother. Because I am Greek, the word for grandma is yia yia. I have changed the spelling to YaYa to make it easier for more 5 grandchildren. I am so blessed to be a grandma and I love each one of them so very much.

Here's a photo of my lovely granddaughter and yours truly!

LadyD and Granddaughter

How about you? Do you have a personal journal or family mementos from your grandmother's notebook?

The Barefoot Book of Children

My daughter loves these books on family. Take a closer look at The Barefoot Book of Children.

Happy Reading!

-- LadyD

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” -- C. S. Lewis

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