“But I’ll tell you something else, too. Something I’ve learned, the hard way. I guess”—Gram laughed a little—”I’m the kind of person who has to learn things the hard way. You’ve got to hold on. Hold on to people. They can get away from you. It’s not always going to be fun, but if you don’t—hold on—then you lose them.
My sister is working her way through an ambitious project to read all the Newbery Award winning books – she started at the beginning – and periodically she calls out to our family text chat – remember….?!? and we 4 siblings chime in, because having grown up in a literature rich home, one, or the other, or all of us do indeed remember. Dicey’s Song came up like that recently. This 1983 Newbery Award winning story by the prolific Cynthia Voigt is the second in a series I am glad to be re-reading.