New York to St. Helena Reflections of a Happy Life
Short Stories and Poems
by Greta Ericson with family contributions
About the Book
A collection of short stories and poems that are humorous, thoughtful and inspiring. Most of the stories are based on true experiences and some are pure fiction. All are enjoyable reading for everyone.
This book makes a wonderful gift for family and friends. Especially, for those that have been gifted to live a long life and appreciate the funny or inspirational situations in the lives of other people.
These stories and poems are light reading that help us appreciate how funny life can be or how fortunate we are at times when we're challenged.
Through the experiences of a life well lived, Greta tells stories that people can instantly relate to. Most of the stories are true! She has a way of looking on the bright side, rolling up her sleeves and making the best of it......
Greta was active in the PTA, Chamber of Commerce, Soroptimists Club and wrote many of the skits for Soroptimists and the Kiwanis Capades that at one time, were major events in St. Helena. She served on the Napa County Grand Jury, Napa County Board of Education, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the St. Helena City Council where she also served as St. Helena's first woman mayor. In 2000, she was named 'Citizen of the Year' by the Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, she was instrumental in the formation of Rianda House Senior Activity Center in St. Helena. Since the day she arrived, she has always had an enduring love of St. Helena and the Napa Valley.