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7 year old’s story

When I was in Chicago last month, I met up with two of my nieces, Megan and Amy, for dinner. Amy brought her son, my grand-nephew, Greyson. Grey, is seven years old and had just finished 1st grade.

(You may remember Greyson from THIS POST in October 2014)

The three of them were already seated when Lori and I arrived and Grey was sitting at the end of the table. I sat next to him and noticed that he had a paper and pen in hand and was working on something.

Lori was sweet enough to take a photo of the four of us. (Amy, Greyson, me and Megan.)

Anyhow, I asked Greyson what he was doing and he said, “I’m writing a story.”

As we all chatted and caught up, Grey continued to put pen to paper and write his story. A while later he announced that he was done and asked if I would like to read it.


He handed me the paper and I proceeded to read it out loud.

“Once upon a time there was a man.

One day the man went to a castle, he went in the castle something punched him. Aaaaa!

It was an invisible guy. The invisible guy cut the man’s hand off. The man found a hook, he put the hook on his hand. He ran out of the castle.  

The invisible guy grabbed a bow and arrow and shot the man. AW! AW! AW! AW!

The man never went to the castle.”

By: Greyson Hopkins
Monday, June 26, 2017
7 years and 1 month old
Summer between 1st and 2nd grade


I have to say, I was impressed! He just turned seven a month before. Amy told us that he loved to write, so she had enrolled him in a summer creative writing class. What a fantastic and proactive mom she is!

I asked Greyson if I could keep it and he said that he wrote it for me. My heart melted. I asked if he would sign it for me. He said yes and asked if he could make all the letters in his name into pictures. I told him I’d love that, but asked if could he please sign his name on the front and sign it again on the back in pictures? He did and then he even wrote his name backwards for me too.

What a cutie patootie he is!

For now, the story is hanging on my refrigerator but I have plans to frame it and set it on my desk.

Thank you, Greyson! xoxo








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1 Sheila { 07.28.17 at 8:20 AM }

So precious!

2 Lori Vento { 07.28.17 at 8:39 AM }

I loved that you shared your adorable family with me! Greyson was an amazing young man and so talented! I was blown away by his manners and his sweetness in making that story for you. Lovely family Auntie Linda! xoxo

3 Sloane { 07.28.17 at 9:09 AM }


4 Joanne { 07.30.17 at 8:41 AM }

Linda –
This is so awesome! I am also a huge fan of drawing & fonts (e.g. Face painting & chalkboard signs). I have found my new HERO! Thanks Greyson!
Hope you’re doing well & enjoying summer!
Xoxo Joanne

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