Windows Into the Past
"Windows Into the Past" is my recollection of growing up on a farm in south Mississippi during the depression.
In a series of connected short stories, it highlights the part I played as a young girl and the hard work and pleasures of farm life. It shows how kids can not only survive, but thrive, under unthinkable conditions while doing chores that were dangerous but expected. More
"Windows into the Past" is my recollection of growing up on a farm in south Mississippi during the depression. It highlights the activities that took place on the farm and the part that I played in the whole process as a very young girl. It is the view of a carefree and happy child of all of the hard work that took place on the farm to keep a family fed and clothed. The harsh work is interspersed with pleasant activities associated with that labor. It shows how kids can survive under unthinkable situations such as washing pig intestines in a flowing stream to make casings for sausage or dodging poisonous snakes while doing chores that were dangerous but needed. Beauty and poetry is portrayed as colorful descriptions bring each phase of my life together. These short stories will bring to life many memories for the older folks who lived during these times. Younger people will be fascinated with the many childhood adventures which would be unthinkable now, and judge how they would react to similar circumstances.
It was all in finding the kernel of joy in every activity that made it not only possible to survive, but to thrive.