My grandparents, Larry and Frances Howe.

AestheticsinMotion did a post about the oldest thing in your home, and I posted a book published in 1872 that came from my grandparents’ house in Burlington, VT. The book belonged to my grandmother, whom we called Grummy. She was a naturalist and avid birder who for many years hosted monthly segment on the locally produced program Across the Fence called Bird Notes. Posting that book got me thinking about my grandparents and, since absolutely everything in the world is on YouTube, I found this video. She passed in 1993, and I haven’t heard her voice for more than 25 years.