About Cynthia Drake
When I was eight years old, my Grandmother Carrie taught me how to make crepe paper flowers. We dipped them in hot paraffin and on “Decoration Day” and brought them to our family cemetery to adorn the graves. Those dear days are long past, but they are still bright in memory. Today I am a grandmother myself and dedicated to making memories for my own grandchildren.
Teaching has been my life. I have a Master’s Degree in Education and long experience in inner city public schools. I am also a Suzuki piano teacher, a Methodist church choir director, a long time volunteer as a visiting musician and storyteller in public schools.
I live in Durham, North Carolina in a lovely woodland home, with my husband, Tim, and our faithful dog, Blue.
Mira and Zach last winter. These stalwart kids inspired me and assisted me in the development of A Grandmother's Sourcebook
With friends at the Ellora Caves in India
Mira and Zach a bit younger
A major box castle!
On Gull Island, near Juneau, Alaska, where my husband Tim grew up
My dear husband, Tim
With my much-loved Grandma Carrie
In costume for our summer family play