My character is based on qualities of many older women in the author's life. She was blessed not only with her own grandmas but also her neighborhood grandmas. Only one is still alive today, Mrs. Dorothy Stiles, who used to live in a big yellow house across the street when the author was Andy's age. Mrs. Stiles had a fantastic library, too. The author visited Mrs. Stiles this summer and brought her a copy of Perch, Mrs. Sackets, and Crow's Nest. Mrs. Stiles is 98 years old. She really likes the book!
I'll write more about myself later. Right now I need to go bird watching with Andy. I especially like chickadees. Chickadee dee dee. -- Mrs. Sackets
Mrs. Stiles reads about Mrs. Sackets.