About the Author:
Dr. Gary K. Walker spent over 30 years in education working with hundreds of students, parents, guardians, and faculty. His work experience includes public school education where he worked as a teacher, coach, counselor, and secondary school administrator. He spent 25 years working in higher education where he retired from the position of vice president for student services, a position he held at two different community colleges for 16 years. The motivation for writing the book, Letters From Grandpa, is to encourage young people to think in a positive way and to use the resources available to them.
What People Are Saying About This Book. Growing up, many of us had that wonderful opportunity to sit down with Grandpa and listen to the wisdom of his years. For those not so fortunate to have received the sage advice from the old man, "Letters From Grandpa" fills that void. I heartily recommend this book. Retired, FBI Agent "Letters From Grandpa" is healthy reading. I like the many positive things the book suggest to live by. High School Student Both children and adults will be delighted with this book. It will be rewarded with a much-earned place on any bookshelf! High School Student The book was inspirational to me. I know it can inspirational to others that read it! Junior High School Student Dr. Walker's book, "Letters From Grandpa" was inspirational reading. The book provides several important points that I can communicate to my grandchildren. Professional Engineer "Letters From Grandpa" is a great teaching tool for both children and adults. Every family should have a copy and use it! Associate District Judge This book is a wonderful resource for parent, grandparents and youth from elementary age to college age students. If I were still teaching in the banking profession, as I did for many years, I would include material from this book in each lesson plan. Retired Banker We have shared "Letters From Grandpa" with friends and they all endorse its use for adults and youth of all ages. It is a wonderful little book that contains valuable reminders that are essential in dealing effectively with daily challenges and issues that we all face. This book is special because it is written by a grandpa. CEO "Letters From Grandpa" is enjoyable reading that provides readers with a review of values that are useful throughout life. This book is a must resource for parents and guardians to share with youth. Educational Administrator I was thoroughly uplifted by reading "Letters From Grandpa." The material is profound in providing readers with new insights and serving as reminders for all of us. The book is entertaining and will be enjoyed by all readers. Minister --Individuals who read the book and share it with others
"Letters From Grandpa" is a wonderful resource for people of all ages to include parents, grandparents and youth form elementary to college age students. The book provides several important points that anyone can communicate to their grandchildren. The book is a great teaching tool for both children and adults. Dr. Walker is a retired college administrator who currently makes his home in the Grand Lake area of northeastern Oklahoma. The book contains letters written about such things as Don't Feed The Gorilla, Dare To Take The Risk, Making Wise Decisions, How To Make Listening Work For You, When People Say And Do Bad Things To You, How To Make Friends, When Life Hands You A Lemon and many other letters that contain practical suggestions for dealing with issues and challenges common to people of all ages. The book is colorful with illustrations to introduce the letters and a humorous wit that makes the book a delightful experience for the reader. --Vinita Daily Journal
What can a grandpa tell ya? Quite a bit, actually. That's why a former educator and an experienced grandfather has published his "tell ya" letters in a book simply titled "Letters From Grandpa." Dr. Walker spent 30 years in education working with hundreds of students, parents, guardians, and faculty. His work experience includes public school education where he worked as a teacher, coach, counselor, and secondary school administrator, and college administrator. Dr. Walker states in his book: "The motivation for writing the book, "Letters From Grandpa" is to encourage young people to think in a positive way and to use resources available to them." The author believes that the younger generation has a wonderful but unused resource in older people, a generation that tends to be forgotten. Dr. Walkers says: "The older generation can be a positive resource to younger people by sharing and discussing experiences common to both age groups. We don't have all the answers but we can help." --Jenks Journal
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