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I am a third-generation Nancy Drew fan. My mom and grandmother gifted me my first set of Nancy Drew books when I was about 7 years old for that Christmas. My first Nancy Drew book that I chose to read was The Moonstone Castle Mystery, and that was the start of the many adventures to come. My mom continued gifting me more Nancy Drew books throughout birthdays, Christmases, and random sales and visits to bookshops over the years, and she helped purchase the first three Nancy Drew games when my sisters and I discovered them at a Game Stop retail store.
Many years later, as I continued to share my enthusiasm with my Grandma, and also sharing the games with my Grandpa, I had a proud moment of telling them one day (after I graduated college) that I got a job at HeR Interactive, helping to make the Nancy Drew games. Their influence and encouragement to me has drawn me closer to them.
One incredible day, my Grandparents came to visit me at HeR Interactive, and I had the honor of giving them a tour. This was icing on the cake for me. I was so filled with joy to be able to show them the world they had helped build me into, and I wish I could go back to that day and relive those wonderful moments. You could call it a lifelong achievement, to make your Grandparents beam with pride.
My Grandmother passed away two or three years ago, but I will always remember her kind and generous heart. She was incredibly hospitable and had a love for antiques – an interest I inherited. She traveled a great deal, and in hindsight, I see she had many of Nancy Drew’s qualities. (I got a little teary-eyed while writing this, I must admit.)
This Mother’s Day, I remember my late Grandmother Marilyn, and also my late Grandmother Nancy (who I never had the privilege to meet). Thinking of them and Nancy Drew inspires me into being a similar mom to my own kids. Perhaps my two baby boys will appreciate Nancy Drew, or at the very least, her adventurous spirit and knack for problem-solving someday.
What mother-like figure has shared Nancy Drew with you? Perhaps an older sister, mom, grandma, aunt?
Also heads up! This week Teespring decided to launch out the first pin orders early! Keep an eye out for an email with your tracking information if you ordered a Nancy Drew lapel pin!
Have a great weekend, detectives!
-Little Jackalope (Calina Herman) Dreaming to be game designer.