Joan Tenner, born the year of the great stock market crash (1929), was a “woman of her time.” Raised in Pittsburgh during the Depression, she was taught that the expected role of a woman was to be head of a household, a good wife to a loving husband and a great mother (of five children). She was all that—and much, much more!
“Grandma (Joan) Tenner” began a new tradition that kept her ever present with her grandchildren during Halloween. She began writing a Halloween story in prose and sent copies to each grandchild to read or to be read to by their parents. This continued for eight years. Although “Grandma “ is no longer with us, these stories are still relished for the love their grandmother gave in these wonderful Halloween memories. Now, with Grandma’s Halloween Stories, the tradition will be passed on to her great-grandchildren and all grandparents and parents and trick-or-treaters everywhere.