Erika, Georgie, Annie & Milagros

A few days ago, my granddaughter, Erika, told me that she had read Growing Up In Mama’s Club. All thirty of the kids in her sixth-grade class were asked to read a book and make a book report. And, Erika had chosen Mama’s Club. She said that when her review was ready,  she’d email me a copy. I will share her book report in the next blog.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a picture of Erika and one of the more interesting characters in my book, Georgie. While I don’t have a photo of Georgie as a boy, this picture, taken fifty years later, will have to do. The photograph was taken in Italy in the summer of 2006, during our stay at a villa in Noce Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, in the heart of Tuscany. You will also see Georgie’s vivacious wife, Milagros and our book reviewer’s younger sister, Annie. Double click on the picture to enlarge it.


  1. Erika Waalkes(Richard Kelly's granddaughter) says:

    Mr. George is quite a charecter and I loved spending time with him he is just like he was described in the book.

  2. Georgie says:

    And Mr. Georgie loved spending time with you and Annie too sweetheart.
    All the kelly family are a joy to me. And to my dear friend your grandfather
    Dick Kelly i say this, we always knew . that truth is the light by which to find
    your way out of darkness. and Dick you turn it on.
    Love you Georgie

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