by Ralph S. Cooper, 12-22-07
I had never read this article until today. Although over the years of our marriage she had told me some of the many stories of how her grandfather
had taken such good, loving care of her, I never quite understood the depth of her feelings toward him. Now that I have lost her only four months ago, , I can easily identify with her
feelings when she lost him. It must have been a terrible time for her.
Jo tied to sell this article to the San Francisco Chronicle, to the Detroit Free Press and to the Christian Science Monitor. Each of them rejected it,
with the usual polite expressions of regret. However, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner did print it on August 15, 1987. They even paid her $75..