Patricia Wilson
Patricia Bennett Wilson

I Can't See, But...I Can Imagine Persis Beach Bennett
Persis Beach Bennett
(song writer)


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bookPatty’s grandmother is blind but together they share adventures as Grammie imagines things around her and composes songs for her five grandchildren.  They laugh when they hear frog conversations in The Frog Song; hold their breath as they ride in a rocking chair-chariot with delightful ponies going to Rock-A-Bye Town; giggle when they meet Pepper in Patty’s Puppy Pepper; stare in wonder at things below when Grammie’s rocking chair turns into a swing and she is Swinging From a Star; and grin when they meet Mary Lou with her hair standing on end.

Wrapped inside a beautifully illustrated and colorful children's book with an accompanying CD, one family's priceless history has been forever preserved. Author, Patricia Wilson’s book I Can’t See, But…I Can Imagineis 64 page hard-bound featuring colorful illustrations by Sharon Bean.  The CD includes the entire story and five children’s songs written by Patricia’s grandmother, Persis Beach Bennett.


About the Author:
Patricia Wilson was born and raised in New England, and now lives in Central Oregon.  As a child she was captivated by the songs her grandmother, Persis Beach Bennett, wrote. In 1915, about the time her last child was born, Persis began to have trouble seeing.  By 1925, she was almost completely blind.  Her blindness, however, never stopped her from enjoying life. She loved music and spent much of her time playing the piano and composing songs – recorded on 78 rpm records in 1949.  Most of her music was Christian based and ballads, but she delighted her grandchildren by writing five songs for and about them. When Persis passed away in 1954, Patricia began worrying, “What will become of Grammie’s music?”  In 1994, she retrieved the records from a basement in New Hampshire.  They were terribly scratched and nearly impossible to understand.  She says, “With God’s help and the assistance of many talented people in Central Oregon, all the music has been reproduced.  I am delighted to share some of Grammie’s music and stories with other people, especially children.”   So here it is; I Can’t See, But…I Can Imagine 

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Patricia Wilson  E-mail:
4320 SW Ben Hogan Dr.
Redmond, OR 97756-8690
(541) 548-4138


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