To his family and close friends, author PJ Karr’s father was affectionately known as J. J., John, Johnnie, Jack, Grandpa, and Gramps. A feisty man until his death at ninety-six, he embraced life and lived it to the fullest. In Catchin’ the Sun and Moonbeams, Dad …, Karr provides a collection of snapshots that encapsulate her father’s sense of humor, love of adventure, and willingness to take what life threw at him. With each snapshot, her universal keepsakes captivate and offer the reader a rare opportunity to jot down a personal reflection and inspirations.
These stories showcase her father’s gifts of laughter, adventure, love, playtime, and attitude. They include reminisces of distinctive years, states, and settings. Play, laugh, and love each come alive in every chapter, even when life began to change in John’s early eighties. Karr embraces her dad’s lively spirit, which remained steadfast even during his last twelve years of progressive dementia and Alzheimer’s.
A celebration of a life well lived, Catchin’ the Sun and Moonbeams, Dad …, Dad … serves as a reminder to capture the present moment and squeeze as much enjoyment out of it as possible.