Grace Hawthorne | The Gift - A 9/11 Tribute

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The Gift - A 9/11 Tribute

by Grace Hawthorne

Humor/Dramatic Spoken Word Atrist.
Genre: Spoken Word: Comedy
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1. The Gift - A 9/11 Tribute
23:57 album only
2. The Background
7:37 album only


Album Notes
The Gift is a 9/11 tribute to the New York spirit...wherever it may be found.

Grace Hawthorne is a writer/performer living in Atlanta, Georgia.
"As a former resident of New York, when 9/11 happened I wanted to be there, to do something, sending money didn't seem to be enough. So I thought I'd create a story, but 9/11 wasn't really my tragedy and it didn't seem right to capitalize on someone else's sorrow.
"A year later I heard a news show which described an elderly woman who came all the way from the South Bronx to a chapel near Ground Zero to give what she could to the volunteers. She left her gift and went away without telling anyone her name.
"She became the heroine of this story. A feisty, 85-year old, transplanted Southerner, with a sharp sense of humor, a fierce pride in her adopted city and an indomitable spirit...the spirit of New York. She represents the best in all of us."



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Bob Stone

Not depressing, but funny, touching, and beautifully performed.
I approached listening to the CD with a little trepidation. Any film or old TV show that has an image of the twin towers brings me a bit of a skipped heart beat.

But I loved the CD! I could see the lady and everyone she met and everything she did. It came through as clearly as if I was watching a movie, but it was in my brain, wide screen, high def. Wonderful how Ms Hawthorne did that. And I loved the voice she used. (Maybe she's just getting brave enough to sound her age.) I don't know if this CD will make it to being #6 with a bullet, or #2 with a walker, but in my book, "The Gift" is #1 with a cane! You will not be disappointed. Oh, and I only rated it a 4, because I only give a 5 to things I write and perform. But if truth be known, and darn it, it usually is, it's a 5.