Lena Armstrong
Sinking into my grandfather’s lap, I would listen to hours of “Jelly Stone National Park” and the “Laughing Man,” begging for just one more story. My grandfather wove elaborate tales of a great, big man with a large, permanent smile and amiable personality, the Laughing Man, which I eventually learned were not entirely his own creation but based on one in the collection of Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger.