Two years earlier, Melville had left behind a well-paying job as a draftsman, a spacious apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and his family. There was an eleven year gap before the next grandchild, my daughter, was born.
She was going to be OK.
He already had a Nana, Mimi , and several versions of Grandma. Mauka : When my grandson was small he's now in his 20's , every time we read a story about a grandma or grandpa, he would say "Mauka". That was her grandmotherly name.