From eloping to living happily ever after with Al, the forbidden love of her life, Fletcher captures significant moments with a dose of nostalgia and a bit of humor.
At the age of 85, Gladys Fletcher published her first book after taking a few memoir writing classes at Calvin University in Grand Rapids.
“At 80, I decided to do something,” she said. “At first I just wanted to leave a legacy for my children, but the instructor encouraged me to write a book.”
“You’ve got more to share than just with your family,” the instructor said.
Fletcher shut the door and meditated while sitting in front of the computer for hours. In two years, she had a book.
“I had to write it chronologically,” she said. “I was honest. It’s all true.”
Listen in to Fletcher’s great feats together with Al who was handicapped with rheumatoid arthritis and graduated from Lowell High School at Mary Free Bed in 1941.
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