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The late Jackie Torrence, known to audiences nationwide simply as The Story Lady, had a way with words. These lively, engaging stories feature characters from folklore (Br'er Rabbit and Tar Baby) and from the Bible (Hosea and Gomer, the Lost Son), with a few of her family stories that have proven to be crowd pleasers ( Pa's Trip from Town: A Ghost Story, and The Strawberry Pie). The title essay encourages African-American youth to learn and preserve the stories of their people as a source of ....
Pot liquor, the by-product of simmered meats and vegetables, is a staple of traditional Southern cooking. It strenghtened Jackie Torrence's slave ancestors, and now she finds nourishment in another unexpected source--the stories she learned from her grandparents in North Carolina. Here is an inspirational book about the strength we can all find in the wit and wisdom of our heritage.