“Imagine being able to sit down and talk with a grandparent and get not just the nostalgia and reminiscence but a deeper exchange, a vulnerable one that touches on the range of experiences from hopes and fears, successes and failures, regrets and victories. Unfortunately, by the time most of us are ready to know our grandparents, they are gone. Kathryn Cameron has boldly seized the initiative and lovingly crafted more than a memoir for her own grandchildren. In 81 and Still Learning, we find that there is wisdom for all of us. The insights and lessons learned have universal appeal and relevance. Kathryn may not be your grandmother, but no matter what stage of life you are in, you will benefit from a slice of wisdom gained from a life well-lived. This book delivers just that.”
J.J. Hebert, USA Today bestselling author
Wisdom does not necessarily come with age. Yet so many elders have stories to tell about what they have learned through the lives they had. The stories and the resultant introspection create the wisdom which we can consider for our own lives. This book is a collection of the stories and learnings from my eighty-one-year-old mother. Just as we all have amazing experiences which can forward the world, Kathryn Cameron has chosen to put these thoughts down for others to explore. She wished for her grandchildren to learn from what she had learned and perhaps even consider their perspectives on what is most important in their lives. By doing so, we all learn more about the woman my children call Grandma. I, for one, have found myself growing from her perspective and frankly, learning so much about a person I already knew well. I discovered how others contributed to her life and how she contributed to theirs. I am deeply grateful for her commitment to memorialize her amazing life in this book.