He organized the set-up three months ago.“She absolutely gets a kick out of meeting New Yorkers because they’re so open about their lives,” Matthews said.“A friend of mine will say, ‘I spoke to your grandmother last night,’ and I’ll say, ‘I had no idea.’” Read: 100-Year-Old Piano Player Says Music and Martinis Are the Secrets to a Long Life Among her words of advice, she told one stranger: "You can be anything you want. You do something about it."“She’s so wise,” a boy who spent a few minutes chatting with Grandma Wilkinson told CBS New York. We wrote a special note in the front cover to Grandma, requesting a weekly story time, via webcam.We put the book in the special ‘story time’ tote and wrapped it up. Can you even imagine all the fun that is going to happen on these long distance, story time dates? We know that this will make all of those miles in between us, seem like a little less.
But three years later, Sherri received the shock of a lifetime when she looked down at her phone and saw a text message from “beyond the grave.” “I’m watching over you, you’ll get through this, you’ll be all right,” read a bone-chilling message from Lesley’s number.When Sherri demanded the mystery texter reveal themselves, they strangely told her they were ”a disturbing vegetarian.” “I’d sent a message on the Wednesday night telling Nan about family life, and then I got the reply on Thursday,” she said.“Obviously we know that Nan wasn’t ever going to reply to our texts.It was just something we did as a comfort for ourselves, because she loved to text.You can imagine what I was thinking seeing a message flash up from her.” Sherri’s uncle, Graham Emerson called Lesley’s number and said he spoke to a man who claimed he’d been using the phone for weeks.