In her new book, Banking, Bowling & Beethoven, Marianne describes the ten summers she devoted to her grandchildren. At least three times a week, she educated and entertained them in her home. Parents and grandparents will enjoy the ideas for keeping the children entertained all summer long. The ideas for teaching useful life-long habits in money management as well as other useful skills are presented in easy-to-read conversational style.
Megan is a thirteen-year-old teenage girl, who realises that she has psychic powers that others do not have. At first, she tried to talk to her mother about them, but with disastrous consequences, so she learned to keep quiet about them. However, some people do offer to help and an animal showed a special friendship, but they were not 'alive' in the normal sense of the word. They had passed on. Megan has three such friends: Wacinhinsha, her Spirit Guide, who had been Sioux in his last life on Earth; her maternal grandfather, Gramps and a huge Siberian tiger called Grrr. Wacinhinsha is extremely knowledgeable in all things spiritual, psychic and paranormal; her grandfather is a novice 'dead person' and Grrr can only speak Tiger, as one might imagine and most of that, of course is unintelligible to humans. In this novella, Megan mother starts to teach her to cook and they both enter a Women's Institute cookery competition in the Local Town Hall. Megan's speciality is Welsh bread and Suzanne's is the Victoria Jam Sandwich cake.
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