“Sweet Grass Memories: The House That Became a Bridge” from author Jan Morgan is a true story of the unexpected, featuring a mysterious rundown house in Texas and the marginalized children living cross the street who come to believe it is theirs, until a “For Sale” sign is placed amid its front yard weeds and two retired ladies find themselves knee deep in clues as they attempt to solve the puzzle at the heart of its magic.
Jan shares, “I am sixty-six years old, retired, and as far as I know, healthy. What is more important, however, is that I think I finally know what I want to do with my life. Years ago, if someone had asked me whether or not a story about a despondent old house that seems to communicate with selected individuals; several disenfranchised kids who want to believe in themselves but aren’t exactly sure how; a poignant tale of star-crossed love during World War II; and two retired ladies, one black and one white, struggling to unearth their purposes in life before it is too late was more fact than fiction, I clearly would have replied ‘fiction.’ The problem is that the story is mine, and it is true.”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, the book is a compelling hodgepodge of clues, newspaper clippings, love letters from WWII, sea shells, and other debris of the sea that weave together in an unforgettable narrative. In many ways a historical biography of a house, Morgan’s story is also a portrait of hope and dreams that answers the question of what makes a “home”. Readers can purchase “Sweet Grass Memories: The House That Became a Bridge” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
All proceeds from the sale of “Sweet Grass Memories: The House That Became a Bridge” support BridgesWork.
It is the goal of this program to provide children who will be enrolled in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade for the 2019-2020 school year an opportunity to increase their reading skills and participate in enrichment activities that include music, spiritual awareness and character development. Reading classes will be taught by Texas certified teachers. Music classes will be taught by an HEBISD enrichment program teacher.
There is no charge for qualifying students. Tuition, transportation, all supplies, a nutritional lunch and a daily snack will be provided by BridgesWork.
FUN FRIDAY FIELD TRIPS!
Each Friday the students participate in a field trip. In the past we have visited the Air and Space Museum at Love Field, the Artisan Theatre in Hurst and the Omni Theatre in Ft. Worth. Friday, July 19 we will celebrate the end of our summer camp with a FIELD DAY at the Trinity HIGH SCHOOL INDOOR ACTIVITY CENTER.
Transportation provided by HEB ISD. Bus stops include Midway Park El., Manchester Apartments, Wilshire El., South Euless El. Oakwood Terrace El., and Post Oak stops – Station 3700, Palo Alto and Post Oak East.
Open to students enrolled in grades fourth, fifth or sixth in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District for the 2019-20 school year or is an invited guest.
NEW PROGRAMS THIS SUMMER!
STEM ACTIVITIES AND FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS grades 5 & 6
STEM ACTIVITIES AND MUSIC/MISSION for grade 4
Classes will be taught by Texas state certified teachers. Each Friday the students will participate in a field trip to a local attraction. In the past we have visited the Artisan Theatre in Hurst and the
Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History.
There is no charge for qualifying students. Tuition, transportation, supplies, a daily nutritious lunch and snacks will be provided by BridgesWork.
Each year BridgesWork offers a number of FREE leadership development opportunities for students in grades 7-12. The initial curriculum for this program is based upon the Search Institute’s Internal
Developmental Assets. Students who meet pre-set criteria are also eligible to participate in an out-of-state mission trip experience.
8:30 – 8:45 Students picked up at bus stops and transported to Martin UMC
9:00 – 9:30 General Assembly
9:40 – 10:30 Leadership Activities I
10:40 – 11:30 Leadership Activities II
11:30 – 11:45 Break (SNACK – TALK TIME)
11:45 – 12:45 Leadership Activities III
12:50 – 1:45 Lunch and Reflection
Martin United Methodist Church • 2621 Bedford Road • Bedford, Texas 76021 • Transportation provided by HEB ISD
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE PROGRAM?
There is no charge for qualifying students. Tuition, transportation, supplies, lunch and snacks will be provided by BridgesWork.
Transportation will be provided from selected locations in the district to include, Post Oak East and Hillcrest Apartments, Wilshire Elementary, South Euless Elementary and Midway Park Elementary.
Contact: Dr. Jan Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org 817.988.9454