Zap the Grandma Gap
by Janet Hovorka
Published by FamilyChartMasters, Pleasant Grove, UT. 2013. 193 pages.
Ms. Hovorka wants to zap the gap between generations as she introduces her super-hero Grandma who is armed with the weaponry of story-telling and the will to leave her family the treasures of the past and help them prepare for the future.
This book is written in a casual style using the theme of the superhero, featuring Grandma in her many super-power roles. Each chapter takes on a theme of super Grandma with her power regalia making family history exciting, inviting the younger generation to experience the past and become inspired to appreciate their ancestors.
Gorgeous Grandma puts on her super goggles and frames the family photos throughout the house making family history an integral part of the home surroundings. Geek Grandma with her high-tech super gloves struts her stuff when she guides the family through the Internet towards their family history and finding cousins on the social media sites. Groovy Grandma’s virtual helmet brings the historical context of her ancestors’ times to life with the sights and sounds of their specific histories.
The book is full of ideas for engaging the younger generation in remembering their past families. This is an easy-to-read book, and would be a good gift for folks who are not heavily invested in genealogy, but who could use a nudge reminding them of the value of family history and the old stories.
"Zap the Grandma Gap" is available from the publisher at https://zapthegrandmagap.com/ as well as on Amazon.com at http://goo.gl/FzPjM.