In 1944, World War II was still raging, especially for English
children. My father had been left with five children that he could not handle, and then we found ourselves in a strange place,
an orphanage in the Lake District of Great Britain. Many times, our nieces and nephews have asked my sisters and me about
our time in the orphanage, and I have promised them a book for years. I finally felt I could dredge up what I had pushed down
for so long these are stories about our lives, as well as some of the girls, in the home from 1944 to 1952, my memories of
events that happened, good and bad, in those eight years. In many ways, that time gave me determination and fortitude to press
on regardless, and I hope the remembering, even though a bit painful, helps in your understanding.
Note: I have had a lot of the girls from the Orpahange contact me and people all over
the world praising my book.
Grenda Walton was born in Cheshire, England,
but now lives in Texas in the USA. This is her first book. She has been too busy being a professional clown in Dallas for
the last thirty-three years. She is known professionally as Poppins the Clown at Clown On The Run, and her mission is to smile
and hug all children and to make every child feel good about themselves. You can learn more about her at