Helen Louise Pinkerton was born in Rochester, New York in 1914. Her parents had nine children and she was the very middle child. I have been told that her father was an inventor and that he actually invented the little pour spout on the Morton salt box. How cool is that? She married her high school sweetheart, John H. Saulsman and they had five children of their own. They moved to Texas in the mid to late 1940's. She taught Sunday School and had a few of her things published in Scribe Magazine.
In 1997, she had one of her stories published in the Say Goodnight To Illiteracy campaign. In 1998,she published her children's book From Grandma With Love! Oh, the fun we had doing a book signing tour and reading to the children. She even got to read to children on a cable television program. She was absolutely adorable, sitting in a great big rocking chair, surrounded by children, and sharing her stories. I believe she was finally getting the recognition that she deserved.
In 1999 she published her book A Potpourri of Poetry. It is filled with many of her poems and thoughts and even a few short stories and songs. These books were her legacy to all of us that knew her. Sadly, we said good-bye to her about 3 years ago. Heaven gained a special angel that day and I am sure that she is sharing her stories with all of the little children in heaven with her. She would have been 100 years old this year and I miss her daily. The memories of Grandma bring me great comfort and she is who I would like to be when I grow up.
Grandma would have loved blogging! I am sure of it! Do you have someone that inspired you to write?