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Grace McQueen
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Julie Pollard
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Alexandra Pollard
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Scott
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Meg
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Norm Denton
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Otis
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Mr. Riley
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Rita
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Mrs. Oberg
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Ben Hodgkins
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When Grace comes to live with her daughter and son-in-law, she is eager to find a way to be useful in the community. She loves to read stories to children, and decides to read one on public access television. The response is so strong that a large company hears about it and offers her a television series. Her life becomes complicated as she is forced to make some serious decisions. Through it all, Grace is able to help a young mother realize that time is the most valuable gift she could give to her daughter. Written by Schleppy

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Sometimes you have to tell the truth to yourself. See more »

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9 December 1991 (USA)  »

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The Christmas Story Lady  »

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Grace Johnston turned down the role of Alexandra Pollard because of conflicting work schedules with One Good Cop (1991). See more »

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Grace McQueen: [to the police officers] You can't do this to Granny Goodheart, I have a doll named after me. They're putting my name on lunch boxes in Taiwan as we speak.
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an example of older input from grandparents
27 January 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie on a local TV station in the mid90's and thought how wonderful it would be if children could experience the magic of listening and using their imagination again instead of having all visual stimulus at the ready depriving them of the ability to use their imagination to come up with their own original ideas. I feel it portrayed an essential part of human development to listen to stories from the older generation of a time before they were born or stories passed down. Maybe I'm getting old but I would like to think in a similar situation we won't have gone too far beyond radio or watching a storyteller to ever fail to enjoy listening.


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