Title: Legacy of a Pack Rat
Author: Ruth Bell Graham
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Description: Many readers will indentify with Ruth Bell Graham when she calls herself a "pack rat." Crowded attics, garages, and basements testify to the human tendency to keep and cherish even very ordinary things when they hold special meaning.
Ruth Graham has brought together a lifetime of poems, experiences, memories, and meditations that will bring laughter, tears, and joy to readers. As the daughter of missionaries in China, wife of evangelist Billy Graham, mother to five, grandmother to eighteen and now a great-grandmother as well, she has a full storehouse to draw from and readers will be grateful for each of these treasures which she just couldn't bear to throw away.
And so it went. For years. And the wonderful old attic continued to accept contributuions graciously, endlessly, never complaing. A trunk going back to my childhood in China...Newspaper clippings of the fall of Shanghai to the Japanese in 1937...High school in Korea, old love letters from Bill, boxes of photographs...My old wedding dress (the veil was used to trim four bassinets: when Ned, the fifth, arrived he had to make do with a cradle): Enough old luggage to start a used luggage shop...A veritable treasure trove of disorganized surprises.