Stories


My grandfather, illustrator Garth Williams - part 3

My grandfather, illustrator Garth Williams - part 3

When I talk about my aunts and uncles on my mother's side it gets confusing in about a second. My grandfather was married four times and had six children.

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Plumbing snake

Plumbing snake

I had plumbing troubles last week. Big ones that involved bringing in excavators and replacing big pipes. And smaller ones that stopped the shower from draining. 

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Yard sale screwdriver

Yard sale screwdriver
I hope for opportunities to use this screwdriver. I bought it years ago from an old man selling off his tool collection in his yard. 

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Rolodex forever

Rolodex forever
There's something quintessentially American about the Rolodex card index.

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What have you been watching?

What have you been watching?
I've written some more about my grandfather, Garth Williams. Did you know he was a sculptor before he started illustrating children's books? Or that he was a Red Cross volunteer in London during the war?

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"Many of Estyn's pieces feel like wearable sculpture and ALL are works of art. Anytime I wear something she has designed I am bound to receive compliments on my jewelry — it’s just that worthy of praise and admiration (and I feel rewarded for my fine taste!)."

- Kate Wechsler, Psychotherapist