Jimmy Earl Cooley, born February 21, 1936 in Ludington, Louisiana, graduated from DeRidder High School, graduated from ULL Lafayette, Worked for NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland, retired 1992, now living in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana with wife Carollyn and dog Chance.
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This book deals with the life of Little Berry Cooley from the death of his first wife Milly Ann Arrington, in Mississippi through his second marriage to Lovenia Arrington, Milly’s niece, and their lives in Texas and Louisiana until his death in 1903. It also deals with maternal research of my Cooley family.
Published: October 7, 2014.
Fiction » Adventure » General
This book contains a collection of short stories by Jimmy Earl Cooley, an nasa engineer on his life and work in Louisiana and Maryland. His imaginary friend Abigaile Interfaces with him in many faucets of his life causing adventures and misadventures.
on Dec. 28, 2012
This book gives a vivid picture of life in the Louisiana Swamps during the time when homemade jelly was made and disturbuted as presents at Christmas time. At that time almost everyone made jelly or jam from some fruit (blackberries, mayhaws, peachs, plums, huckleberries, dewberries) that they grew or gathered down in the woods near a stream or river. You have not live until you have tasted some of these wonderful mixtures of creative people, down on the farm. My grandmother made blackberry jam and jellies, along with blackbelly wine for the family to consume at Christmas. Curt has captired the essence of this life style and the wonderful people that are associated with the making of jelly and other foods. The inclusion of the recipies along with the chapters is a neat addition that is just a little bit more (cajun term) and intices the reader to venture into the creekbank lore and try some of the wonderful dishes. Curt is a fine storyteller writer and does much justice to the spreading of what life is about in southwest Louisiana. Being from DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, it brought many memories to me of my life and experiences with my own family and friends at Christmas and other times. Curt has done justice to this subject as well as many more of his writings and books about life in cajun, no mans land, and swamp land Louisiana.
Highly recommend this book.