Thursday, September 18, 2014

Of God, Rattlesnakes, and Okra by J. Bennett Easterling - my review

I laughed and cried my way through Of God, Rattlesnakes, and Okra by  J. Bennett Easterling. The youngest son of a southern preacher tells about growing up as part of a poor family in the tiny community of Prospect, Mississippi. I enjoyed reading of his memories of a different time, when people (children included) worked hard and were were ready for bed at night. No one had time to say they were bored, there was to much that needed to be done. If children today could spend a week or even a day in that life, they might not be so quick to become bored because they couldn't find anything to do. I laughed as I read about Grannies sweet love and dobbers, yes that is how it was done before Gerber created baby food, I just never knew there was a name for it.

I highly recommend this book, about a time that has since passed but we can learn a lot from.

I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) of this book from LibraryThing in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.

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