My name is Susan. Usually I answer to Nana Susan. I love books and reading. Reading has been my lifelong love. It was a skill I acquired instinctively. Road trips with my family meant diving into TripTiks, those trusty spiral-bound books by AAA. They are filled with maps and local details just waiting to be devoured. Nowadays, reading a TripTik has become a relic compared to the convenience of GPS.
Nana Goes Back To School
Upon retiring ten years ago, I went back to school. This time I pursued my interest in history at Buffalo State University. Enrolling in diverse courses—Colonial American History, The American Presidency, and others—helped fill gaps in my education.
Read To Succeed
Missing the vibrancy of young minds, I joined Read to Succeed. Read to Succeed is an AARP-sponsored program aiding kids from Pre-K to 3rd grade struggling with reading. Five years in, the anticipation of school days still thrills me.
At first, I began tutoring at a bilingual school. Later I transitioned to serving predominantly underserved minority groups. Beyond tutoring, I cherish being a nana to nine grandkids, aged 17 to 30. Oh, and just to be transparent, my son owns Global Vending Group—the brains behind this website.
More Nana’s Corner To Come
In future editions of Nana’s Corner, I’ll delve into childhood favorites like ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’ and current gems like ‘The Day the Crayons Quit.’ I’ll also share anecdotes from the classroom.