Good Southern Prose and Poetry from the Dark Days

Of Harvest and Home -- A Small Town Georgia Heritage is about family and farming in the Deep South.

Good Southern Prose and Poetry from the Dark Days

Of Harvest and Home -- A Small Town Georgia Heritage is about family and farming in the Deep South. In 1910, after wandering over Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico for two decades, one prodigal son returns with his wife and five children to South Georgia where his older brother has a thriving pecan nursery business. It is in Baconton that Benjamin Noel (Boo) Brown finally sets roots. His family becomes one with the people in that "garden spot of this section" where there is a unique sense of community and a true love for baseball and pecans. However, home and contentment demand a tremendous price. After less than a year in the small community, Alice Brown dies and leaves her husband to raise their five children alone. That would have been an impossible task for a lesser man, but "Boo" Brown was a man of faith and vision. He believed in himself, in God, and in the innate goodness of mankind. The manifestation of that goodness through new-found friends and neighbors (and much time spent on his knees) reinforced Ben's strength and will as was required over subsequent years. As he provided for their physical needs, he also included music and humor to dispel unavoidable periods of hardship and discontent in his children's journey into adulthood. Throughout those years the children sprouted, budded, and blossomed along with the farm crops. Those prone to change with the weather were gently steered back to their proper mettle by a kind, but firm, hand. Just as harvest time comes for the farmer, God gathers His own. Buds are clipped before they open, and a tiny "Rose of Sharon" loses her mother before she has an opportunity to know her. When the tap root is severed, the least talented of all of Ben's children becomes the family patriarch.

More Books:

Good Southern Prose and Poetry from the Dark Days
Language: en
Pages: 84
Authors: Marchall Peel
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-08 - Publisher:

Of Harvest and Home -- A Small Town Georgia Heritage is about family and farming in the Deep South. In 1910, after wandering over Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico for two decades, one prodigal son returns with his wife and five children to South Georgia where his older brother has
The Southern literary messenger
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Marchall Peel
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1842 - Publisher:

Books about The Southern literary messenger
The Southern and Western Literary Messenger and Review
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Marchall Peel
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1847 - Publisher:

Books about The Southern and Western Literary Messenger and Review
Southern Literary Messenger
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Edgar Allan Poe
Categories: Confederate States of America
Type: BOOK - Published: 1847 - Publisher:

Books about Southern Literary Messenger
The Standard Speaker
Language: en
Pages: 558
Authors: Epes Sargent
Categories: Readers
Type: BOOK - Published: 1852 - Publisher:

Books about The Standard Speaker