Sharing a Life Through Story By Eth Clifford (64 Pages)Ages 8-11 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1985
Joshua has gone to his grandmother's for Sabbath dinner every Friday night since his fifth birthday. Grandma blesses the lights and the two share a traditional meal. On the following Saturday afternoon they settle down with a box of mementos they call "the remembering box." Joshua draws an item from the box, and Grandma tells its story. In a moving affirmation of family love and the continuity of life, storytelling is a metaphor for the ties that bind us together, generation after generation.