Gusta Stephens

Gusta Stephens

“Ruby shouted, ‘There she is,’ and pointed toward the engine. All eyes turned upward, and the waiting crowd emitted an audible gasp when they saw a young lady perched atop the coal tender. Gusta wore a fringed buckskin skirt and a red chenille shirt with a white...
The Grignon Family

The Grignon Family

In Aubrey’s Attic, two young girls find adventure, and meet new animal friends, in the attic of a 170-year-old, former hotel in Butte des Morts, Wisconsin. In the attic, they rehearse for an upcoming local history production about Sophia Grignon, whose father, fur...
Life is Sweet

Life is Sweet

I adored my Grandmother Stephens-Fitzsimons. My first memories with her were at The Pike, an amusement park in Long Beach, California. We’d get on the bus and head down to the ocean for a day of fun rides, a picnic on the beach, and for me, enjoyable moments...