S: Adventures with Little Garrett
BC: SECOND BIRTHDAY CHARM FOR GARRETT You point: that in the world and that, and that, naming the world again. And so it must be. For in our rented names the floor no longer answers to “floor” and falls away from the walls. Smallest one, in your pointing you remind us that the crumb on the floor, the opening of the door wait for us, each single thing because your speechlessness is benediction. Where did you meet before the nap of the rug, the rasp of tile-floor grout that you will bow to them kneel down, unfold the tendril of your finger and patient, receive their many-tongued greetings? You send out your foot like a scout into the unknown. It wobbles alone in space above the stair below. I watch your cobbling slow descent, each foot with the faith of a water-witcher’s trembling willow. To turn a page like a door feeling its heft and hinging in the fingers, to peer deliberately into the landscape of glyphs and letters, my reader not reading let me read like you. with love, Grandpa Herrstrom
FC: Adventures with Little Garrett
1: Adventures with Little Garrett | by Grandma Harmon Herrstrom
2: Garrett visits Grandma and Grandpa
3: It's Friday night and Grandma and Grandpa are excited! | You are sleeping over tonight.
4: Mom brings you to Grandma's office
5: You and Grandma go in Grandma's car to Roosevelt.
6: On the way Grandma sings to you and talks to you about what you can see as you look out the window. You see
10: But we are always happiest when we get to Grandma's house where Grandpa is waiting.
11: But where is he? | In the foyer? | In the dining room? | In the living room?
12: In the sun room?
13: In the bedroom? | There he is!
14: You put on your favorite music so you can dance.
17: We check out the refrigerator to see what looks good. You get to choose your first course.
18: After dinner, we play with the toys that are waiting for you.
22: You and Grandpa build a fire. | You carefully watch as Grandpa lights the fire.
23: Here is your rocking chair. | But where are you?
24: There you are!
25: Next is bath-time and you happily get into the tub to play with your water toys.
26: We read stories before
27: you go off to bed | where Blanket Bear is waiting.
28: Sleep well with Blanket Bear. | Goodnight little Garrett.
29: The next morning, Grandma and Grandpa wait to hear you wake up. Then the fun begins
30: Playing outside
32: Getting the mail at the post office
33: Helping with chores
34: Going to the park
36: Checking out the sculptures in the yard
38: After playing it's time to read before taking a nap
39: Sharing with Dad
40: Bye bye little Garrett
41: Until next time ...
42: Family and friends with Little Garrett
43: Visiting Craig and family in FL
45: Your first birthday cake
46: June at LBI
48: Enjoying a ride with Grandma
49: July 4th
50: Mom's | Roosevelt
51: Skillman | party
55: Annual Christmas tree cutting and decorating
64: Florida Vacation
65: Playing while dressing
67: Dinner and dancing
68: Craig and family
72: Going for a swim
75: Dinner in St Augustine
78: Celebrating turning 2
79: Being 2 is tiring!
80: What a great year it has been with you! | We love you Garrett!
81: Happy Second | Birthday