The wheat field had turned from the green of the growing season to a golden color as the wheat ripened.
Grandad Rogers retrieved the cradle from the barn where it had been stored since this time last year. This was not the cradle that was used to rock a baby to sleep. This cradle was used to cut the stalks of wheat and gather the wheat after each time the cradle was swung through the standing wheat. There was a blade almost 3 feet long with a (more…)
It was at the Easter service at the Cullowhee Methodist Church that I heard the male quartet sing those words. Their voices and the words were astounding to this third grader who had never heard music sung like this before.
Our family had previously attended the little frame church named Davis Chapel in Iron Duff, N.C. This church had been built by (more…)
Get Depression Baby now!
Just a reminder that Depression Baby is now available in paperback, hardcover, and Kindle editions, and makes an excellent Christmas gift!
Ray’s writing debut brings home the unique culture of Western North Carolina during the Great Depression. From Justifiable Homicide (about chickens, naturally) to The County Home, Ray “tells it like it is,” bringing the reader back to a time when folks worked harder, got along better, and lived closely with the environment.
And now that it’s out in paperback, there are three great formats to choose from!
Thanks so much from Ray, and Merry Christmas!
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Come say hello to Ray, and help celebrate the release of the paperback edition of Depression Baby, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville, NC, on Saturday July 29th from [3:30]-4:30pm.
For Blue Ridge Books directions and info, click here.
There’s also a Facebook event set up, and Ray wouldn’t be mad if you want to rsvp or just say howdy.
See you there!