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The Symphony of Life
by Written by Lee R. Madden
In his memoir, The Symphony of Life, Lee R. Madden reflects upon the many people he came to know and the many life lessons he learned along the way. A varied cast of characters come together to perform the symphony of Lee R. Madden’s life.
Ranging over nearly a century, Lee R. Madden’s life and stories illustrate a unique time in America. During years of The Great Depression he worked at a grocery—interacting with the public daily. Later, in the 1930s, Lee R. Madden worked for the iconic Santa Fe Railroad in the signal department.
He married the love of his life, Shirley Lucille Grisell, in May of 1932. His granddaughter, Victoria Grattan, has published The Symphony of Life in his lasting memory.
About the Author:
Lee R. Madden was born October 28th, 1910. Having passed in 2003, Lee R. Madden is survived by his children, Richard and Sheryl Ann, as well as his grandchildren.
He compiled and completed his memoirs while living in retirement at McCrite Plaza Retirement Community. There, he formed many lasting memories with the staff.
Victoria Grattan was born in Kansa, now residing in Connecticut. She received her grandfather’s typed manuscript as a gift. A portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to the McCrite Plaza Retirement Community in honor of her grandfather and the loving employees there
(2017, Paperback, 94 pages)