Kelly Boyer Sagert
directed by: Rick Fortney
Grandma Emma Gatewood.....Anne McEvoy
Emily Watson.....Kathie Dice
Premier Presentation: Saturday, August 24, 2013
the buzz? Well, after the show, we received a number of comments on
the program from our show surveys. Here's a sampling!
is a great project and wonderful program. It is delightful to
learn about some of Ohio's own "unsung" heroes. Grandma
Gatewood contributed far more than she ever imagined.
actress playing Grandma Gatewood is excellent!
the storyline told through Grandma Gatewood's lines is well written
extremely well done! Content and purpose of this story is above
today's moral standard ten-fold. What a releaf (sic) to witness
a true story full of uplifting human values in this life! Would
like to see this one go "Prime Time" on todays (sic)
was an emotionally moving presentation. I had no idea of Emma's
background. The production was carefully sensitive and yet inspiring.
I lived through the same years - she accomplished so much more.
It is an experience I will long remember.
show. Good story. I liked the humor, too. Wow. The narrator had
a LOT of facts and dates to reel off: impressive. I also really
liked the song ... and her poetry.
we could be half as resilient and self reliant (sic) as Emma we
would all be much better for it.
had heard snippets about Grandma Gatewood, and frankly was not
expecting much of a story. Wrong! It was clearly but, at some
hard spots, delicately writen. And the two actresses WERE their
character. Very well done. And a compelling story. There should
be a way to make this available to lots more people. Hope the
PBS thing becomes reality.
to everyone who attended and those who took the time to fill out our
audience survey. If you saw the show, but didn't fill out your survey,
it's not too late! You can fill it out on-line
or just send your comments in an e-mail.
us on our trail to help tell Emma's story more completely with a PBS documentary
with a tax-deductible donation!
honor of the Jammaramma For Grandma event on August 24, Belinda Bear's
two newest bakers, Cheryl and Sue, have made special jelly cookies and
donuts for the Bakeless
Bake Sale -- get 'em while they're hot!
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These pictures were taken
by Bette Lou Higgins. © Eden
Valley Enterprises 2013