When he was a teenager, Ed Grisamore was convinced his father
would never achieve true happiness until had moved every tree and shrub on the property at least twice. Not only did his father instill
in him a strong work ethic, he set high standards for the job.
"In my haste to finish, I sometimes would try to get by with the least amount of effort,'' writes Grisamore, an award-winning columnist with the Macon Telegraph. "My holes would be too shallow or not wide enough to accommodate the tree's roots.''
Taking the title from his dad's sage advice, Grisamore's seventh book, Never Put a 10-Dollar Tree in a 10-Cent Hole, pays tribute to everything from fatherhood to everyday heroes, good sports and Good Samaritans in a collection of more than 100 newspaper columns and essays. He puts a human face on every story and his themes cover every slice of life from faith, food, animals, music, school, travel, children, veterans and the wisdom of the generations.