Well after both Bob Kealing, best selling biographer of Gram, and Bolles grad Michael Rothschild were unable to emcee it has fallen to ME to step in!
I knew Gram fairly well as he and I both served on the Bolles Bugle, the school paper. Gram fittingly was Literary Editor and if memory serves me at all I was either News Editor or Ad Director.
Gram was one heck of a poet! Fortunately Bolles has found one of his poems!
I distinctly remember Gram inviting several of us to a secluded area in the main building where he would have guitar in hand. He wanted to test a new song he wrote on us. If only we had today’s modern technology we could have recorded the song as it was being played and even videoed Gram!
Please consider coming to the Induction Ceremony at Bolles on Saturday October 10, 2015 at 4PM. Several Gram groups are making presentations: Winter Haven and Waycross. Both of these cities played a major role in Gram’s life.
Here is the Facebook Event Page. It is FREE and open to the public.